Aircraft Photo of 5909 | Vought-Sikorsky OS2U-3 Kingfisher | USA - Navy | #44866
Registration / Serial:5909
Other Marks:13
Aircraft Original Type:Vought-Sikorsky V-310 OS2U Kingfisher
Aircraft Generic Type:Vought-Sikorsky V-310 OS2U Kingfisher
Aircraft Version:Vought-Sikorsky OS2U-3 Kingfisher
C/n (msn):2400
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
City / Airport:Washington - Dulles InternationalMap
Region / Country:Virginia, United States
Airport Codes:ICAO: KIAD   IATA: IAD   Local: IAD   Other: -
Collection:National Air and Space Museum (Smithsonian) - Udvar-Hazy Center
Photo Date:11 April 2015
Photo by:Alastair T. Gardiner
Photo ID: 44866
Photo Comment

Flying this OS2U from the USS Indiana, Lt. j.g. Rollin M. Batten Jr. was awarded the Navy Cross for rescuing two downed aircrew under heavy Japanese fire on 4th July, 1944. The aircraft was earmarked for preservation in 1947 and, after a difficult five year restoration, is now on display at the Smithsonian NASM Udvar-Hazy Center.

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