Update on Lincoln’s Corsair

I found a photo of the Navy F9F Cougar aircraft that was on display in Pioneers Park in Lincoln, Nebraska, for a while.  The gentleman in the photo is Bob Miller, a Pioneers Park worker, according to the Lincoln Journal Star.  This aircraft was procured as a replacement of the Corsair.

Appears the wings were chopped off, indicating this photo may have been taken after it’s removal from the park.  Photo date is approximately 1978.

Navy BuNo is 146416 which makes it a Grumman F9F-8T Cougar, Model G-105. Redesignated TF-9J in 1962.  337 of this model were built. VT-25 was a navy training squadron.

Photo credit the Lincoln Journal Star.

Pioneer Park F9F from LJS

146416 in Navy service at Naval Air Station Glenview.  Ken Stoltzfus Collection, www.john2031.com, used by permission.

146416-ai1

It’s sister ship, 146417, survives today in McMinnville, Oregon.

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