29 May 1940
The first flight of the XF4U-1 is celebrated.
1 October 1940
The XF4U-1 logs a record speed run of 405 miles per hour between Stratford and
25 June 1942
First flight of a production F4U.
First deliveries to a US Marine Corps squadron, VMF-124, at Camp Kearney,
First deliveries to a US Navy squadron, VF-12, at San Diego, California.
13 February 1943
The combat debut of the F4U occurs with VMF-124 at Guadalcanal.
25 February 1943
First Flight of a Goodyear Aircraft produced Corsair, designated FG-1.
26 April 1943
First flight of a Brewster produced Corsair, designated F3A-1.
1 June 1943
The first Royal Navy Corsair unit is formed at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island.
29 January 1944
First Corsair combat operations from a U.S. carrier, USS Enterprise, by VF
3 April 1944
First Royal Navy combat missions from HMS Victorious.
19 April 1944
First flight of the F4U-4XA.
15 October 1944
First flight of the Goodyear XF2G-1.
28 December 1944
First two US Marine Corps squadrons begin carrier duty.
3 July 1950
First missions of the Korean War flown by Air Group Five, USS Valley Forge.
29 December 1951
First flight of the AU-1.
2 July 1952
First flight of the F4U-7.
24 December 1952
Corsair production ends with the last F4U-7.