Vought F4U Corsair - Notable Appearances in Media

Notable Appearances in Media

  • Flying Leathernecks (1951) starring John Wayne, was about a Marine Corps squadron flying Corsairs while developing close-support tactics.
  • The exploits of Marine Corps squadron VMF-214, which flew the Corsair in the Pacific during the war, were depicted in the popular 1976 made-for-television movie Baa Baa Black Sheep (also released as Flying Misfits) and the follow-up television series Baa Baa Black Sheep, also called Black Sheep Squadron, which aired from 1976 to 1978). The television series featured six genuine flying Corsairs, but the storylines were fictional. See also Pappy Boyington.
  • The Corsair plays a prominent role in W.E.B. Griffin's book series, The Corps (1986–present).
  • Ted Williams served as a flight instructor training young Marines to fly Corsairs while away from major league baseball during his years of military service in World War II.

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