Corsairs Over Connecticut
Took place on 03 to 05 June 2005 at Sikorsky Memorial Airport in Stratford,
Connecticut where thousands of Corsairs rolled out of the factory,
across Main Street, and on to the tarmac of the airport for their first flight.

A rare gathering of the people that built them, the people that flew them,
and five Corsair from Chance Vought and Goodyear were on show and in
the air during the weekend.

To honor the war effort and achievement of Connecticut’s aircraft workers
at United Aircraft, Pratt and Whitney, Hamilton Standard and the
Vought-Sikorsky companies in the production of the only major combat
aircraft of World War II that was the product of a single state, Connecticut.

About 12,500 Corsairs were built between 1938 and 1945 – the
longest continuous production of any World War II-era aircraft.



The Connecticut Air and Space Museum has taken on
the project to restore the Corsair Memorial that is
located at the Sikorsky Memorial Airport in Stratford, Connecticut.

To find out more about the
Connecticut Air and Space Museum and
the Corsair Restoration Fund or to
help defray the cost of the restoration.
Contributions may be sent to:

The Corsair Restoration Fund, C.A.S.C.
Sniffens Lane/P.O.Box 1293
Stratford, CT 06615-1293

For more information contact:
Morgan Kaolian at 203.375.3686


 

When you see the tartan above you may say, what dose the tartan
have to do with the Corsair? Well nothing, but it has to do with Connecticut. 
The tartan is the State of Connecticut's Tartan. So now you know what the
Connecticut Tartan looks like. Not many people do.

State of Connecticut web site for the Corsair

The pages on the Corsair are taking longer then I hoped, so I will
publish what I have so far and will continue to up date as I add more
pictures and information.

Last revision to the site was on 4 August, 2012

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Started on: 14 July 2005
Last revised: 4 August, 2012 by ThistleGroup.