List of Royal Navy Ships WWII

 Royal Navy Corsair MkII FAA 1836NAS T8B JT422 SubLt Wally Knight HMS Victorious 1944 0A

 Royal Navy Corsair MkII FAA 1836NAS T8G HMS Victorious 1944 01

 Royal Navy Corsair MkII FAA 1836NAS T8G HMS Victorious 1944 02

 Victorious Corsairs forming up for ICEBERG OOLONG in April 1945 01

IL-2 Sturmovik Cliffs of Dover - COD/CLOD skins No 3d model at this stage!
IL2 Sturmovik Forgotten Battles (FB), Ace Expansion Pack (AEP), Pacific Fighters (PF), 1946 skins
  IL2 origianl game skin by BB Corsair MkII RN 1836Sqn Black 8 HMS Victorious 1945
  IL2 origianl game skin by BB Corsair MkIV RN 1836 NAS 136P Donald Sheppard HMS Victories Sakishima Isl 1945
  IL2 origianl game skin by BB Corsair MkIV RN 1836 NAS 136P Donald Sheppard HMS Victories Sakishima Isl 1945 V0A

  Corsair IV RN 1836 NAS HMS Victories pilot Donald J. Sheppard who flew from HMS Victories during the invassion of the Sakishima Islands 1945. BB Baron von Blutwurst

The Official Chronology of the U.S. Navy in World War II

Chronology of the USN in WWII

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  • Abrams, Richard. F4U Corsair at War. London: Ian Allan Ltd., 1977. ISBN 0-7110-0766-7.
  • Angelucci, Enzo with Peter M. Bowers. The American Fighter. New York: Orion Books, 1985. ISBN 0-517-56588-9.
  • Barber, S.B. Naval Aviation Combat Statistics: World War II, OPNAV-P-23V No. A129. Washington, D.C.: Air Branch, Office of Naval Intelligence, 1946.
  • Bell, Dana. F4U-1 Corsair, Vol. 1, Aircraft Pictorial, No. 7. Tucson: Classic Warships Publishing, 2014. ISBN 978-0-9857149-7-0.
  • Blackburn, Tom. The Jolly Rogers. New York: Orion Books, 1989. ISBN 0-517-57075-0.
  • Bowman, Martin W. Vought F4U Corsair. Marlborough, UK: The Crowood Press Ltd., 2002. ISBN 1-86126-492-5.
  • Condon, John Pomeroy. Corsairs and Flattops: Marine Carrier Warfare, 1944–1945. Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1998. ISBN 1-55750-127-0.
  • Current, Colonel John D., ed. American Warplanes of WWII. Mainz, Germany: PediaPress, 2011. No ISBN.
  • Dean, Francis H. America's Hundred Thousand. Atglen, Pennsylvania: Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 1997. ISBN 0-7643-0072-5.
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  • Dorr, Robert F. "Marine Air, The History of the Flying Leathernecks in Words and Photos" New York: Berkley Publishing Group, 2005. ISBN 978-0-425-21364-3.
  • Drendel, Lou. U.S. Navy Carrier Fighters of World War II. Carrollton, Texas: Squadron/Signal Publications Inc., 1987. ISBN 0-89747-194-6.
  • Green, William. Famous Fighters of the Second World War. Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, 1975. ISBN 0-385-12395-7.
  • Green, William. "Vought F4U-1, F4U-4 (FG-1 Corsair)". War Planes of the Second World War, Volume Four: Fighters. Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, 1973, pp. 188–194. ISBN 0-385-03259-5.
  • Green, William and Gordon Swanborough. "Chance Vought F4U Corsair". WW2 Aircraft Fact Files: U.S. Navy and Marine Corps Fighters. London: Macdonald and Jane's Publishers Ltd., 1976, pp. 16–29. ISBN 0-356-08222-9.
  • Grossnick, Roy A. and William J. Armstrong. United States Naval Aviation, 1910–1995. Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Historical Center, 1997. ISBN 0-16-049124-X.
  • Guyton, Boone T. Whistling Death: The Test Pilot's Story of the F4U Corsair. Atglen, Pennsylvania: Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 1996. ISBN 0-88740-732-3.
  • The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft. London: Aerospace Publishing/Orbis Publishing, 1985.
  • Jablonski, Edward. Airwar. New York: Doubleday & Co., 1979. ISBN 0-385-14279-X.
  • Johnsen, Frederick A. F4U Corsair. New York: Crown Publishers, 1983. ISBN 0-517-55007-5.
  • Kinzey, Bert. F4U Corsair Part 2: F4U-4 Through F4U-7: Detail and Scale Vol 56. Carrolton, Texas: Squadron Signal Publications, 1998. ISBN 1-888974-09-5
  • Maloney, Edward T. and Uwe Feist. Chance Vought F4U Corsair, Vol. 11. Fallbrook, California: Aero Publishers, Inc., 1967. ISBN 0-8168-0540-7.
  • Mondey, David. The Hamlyn Concise Guide to American Aircraft of World War II. London: Octopus Publishing Group Ltd., 1982. ISBN 0-7537-1461-2.
  • Moran, Gerard P., Aeroplanes Vought, 1917–1977. Terre Haute, Indiana: Aviation Heritage Books, Sunshine House, Inc., 1978. ISBN 0-911852-83-2.
  • Morris, David. Corsair KD431: The Time Capsule Fighter. Stroud, UK: Sutton Publishing Ltd., 2006. ISBN 0-7509-4305-X.
  • Musciano, Walter A. Corsair Aces: The Bent-wing Bird Over the Pacific. New York: Arco Publishing Company, Inc., 1979. ISBN 0-668-04597-3.
  • Núñez, Padin and Jorge Félix. Vought F4U-5,-5N & 5NL Corsair (serie Aeronaval Nro.18) (in Spanish). Buenos Aires, Argentina: Museo de la Aviacón Naval, Instituto Aeronaval, 2004.
  • Okumiya, Masatake and Jiro Horikoshi, with Martin Caidin. Zero! New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., 1956.
  • O'Leary, Michael. United States Naval Fighters of World War II in Action. Poole, Dorset, UK: Blandford Press, 1980. ISBN 0-7137-0956-1.
  • Pautigny, Bruno (translated from the French by Alan McKay). Corsair: 30 Years of Filibustering 1940–1970. Paris: Histoire & Collections, 2003. ISBN 2-913903-28-2.
  • Pilots Manual for F4U Corsair. Appleton, Wisconsin: Aviation Publications, 1977 (reprint). ISBN 0-87994-026-3.
  • Pilot's Notes for Corsair I-IV: Air Publications 2351A, B, C & D-P.N.. London: Air Ministry, August 1944.
  • Russell, Warren P. Chance Vought F4U-1/F4U-1D and Goodyear FG-1D Corsair: NZPAF, RNZAF Aircraft colour schemes. Invercargill, New Zealand: New Zealand Aero Products, 1984. ISBN 0-473-00245-0
  • Sakaida, Henry. Imperial Japanese Navy Aces 1937–45 – Osprey Aircraft of the Aces 22. Botley, Oxford: Osprey Publishing, 1998, ISBN 978-1855327276.
  • Sherrod, Robert. History of Marine Corps Aviation in World War II. Washington, D.C.: Combat Forces Press, 1952. No ISBN.
  • Shettle, M.L. Marine Corps Air Stations of World War II. Bowersville, Georgia: Schaertel Publishing Co., 2001. ISBN 0-9643388-2-3.
  • Styling, Mark. Corsair Aces of World War 2 (Osprey Aircraft of the Aces No 8). London: Osprey Publishing, 1995. ISBN 1-85532-530-6.
  • Sullivan, Jim. F4U Corsair in action. Carrollton, TX: Squadron/Signal Publications, 1977. ISBN 0-89747-028-1.
  • Swanborough, Gordon and Peter M. Bowers. United States Navy Aircraft since 1911. London: Putnam, Second edition, 1976. ISBN 0-370-10054-9.
  • Thetford, Owen. British Naval Aircraft since 1912. London: Putnam, Fourth edition, 1978. ISBN 0-370-30021-1.
  • Thompson, Warren. "Marine Corsairs in Korea". International Air Power Review, Volume 11, Winter 2003/2004, Norwalk, CO: AirTime Publishing, 2004. ISBN 1-880588-60-9.
  • Thompson, Warren. F4U Corsair Units of the Korean War: Osprey Combat Aircraft 78. Botley, Oxford UK: Osprey Publishing, 2009. ISBN 978-1-84603-411-4
  • Tillman, Barrett. Corsair — The F4U in World War II and Korea. Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1979. ISBN 1-55750-994-8.
  • Tillman, Barrett. Vought F4U Corsair. Warbird Tech Series, Vol. 4. North Branch, Minnesota: Speciality Press, 1996. ISBN 0-933424-67-1.
  • Veronico, Nick and John M. and Donna Campbell. F4U Corsair. St. Paul, Minnesota: Motorbooks International, 1994. ISBN 0-87938-854-4.
  • Wilson, Randy. "From Bent-winged Bird to Whistling Death." The Dispatch. Midland, Texas: Confederate Air Force, 1996.
  • Wings of the Navy Captain Eric M. Brown, edited by William Green and Gordon Swanbrough Pilot Press / Janes, 1980 ISBN 0-7106-0002-X
  • F4U Corsair in Action Jim Sullivan Squadron/Signal Publications (Aircraft No.29), 1977.
  • The Complete Book of Fighters William Green and Gordon Swanborough Salamander Books, 1994 ISBN 0-86101-643-2
  • Thunderbolt -- A documentary history of the Republic P-47 Roger A. Freeman Arms And Armour Press, 1978, 1992 ISBN 1-85409-171-9
  • Nightfighter -- A Concise History of Nightfighting Since 1914 Anthony Robinson Ian Allan Ltd., 1988 ISBN 0-7110-1757-3
  • The Illustrated Direcory of Fighting Aircraft of World War II Bill Gunston Salamander Books, 1988 ISBN 0-86101-390-5
  • Sea, Sky and Stars -- An Illustrated History of Grumman Aircraft Michael J. Hardy Arms And Armour Press, 1987 ISBN 0-85368-832-X
  • The Ironworks -- Grummans Fighting Aeroplanes Terry Treadwell Airlife, 1990 ISBN 1-85310-070-6
  • Bernard Vurpillot et le Corsair Bernard Lestrade Le Fana de lAviation, Mai 1994 Editions Lariviere
  • Gregory "Pappy" Boyington -- Legende et Realite Bernard Baeza Le Fana de lAviation, Avril/Mai/Juin 1995 Editions Lariviere
  • Victory in the Air Aeroplane Monthly, VE-day 50th Anniversary edition IPC Magazines Ltd, 1995.
  • Airplane Nr.162 DeAgostini (Netherlands), 1996.
  • US Navy and Marine Corps Fighters (WW2 Aircraft Fact Files) Willand Green and Gordon Swanborough Macdonald and Janes, 1976.
  • Les Avions de Combat de lUS Navy de la deuxieme geurre mondiale. Le Fana de LAviation, Hors Serie. Editions Lariviere, 1997.

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