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F2A-1 BuNo 1387   This skin depicts the second production F2A-1, BuNo 1387. For publicity purposes, it was exhibited in the depicted markings at the 1939 New York World's Fair. After an engine change at NAS Anacostia, it was dispatched via San Diego to U.S.S. Saratoga where it served with VF-3. Returned to Brewster for remanufacture to F2A-2 standards in November 1940, it was reassigned to VS-201 aboard the CVE U.S.S. Long Island. Vigilante

F2A-1 VF-3's Section Four   The three F2A-1's of VF-3's Section Four arrived aboard USS Saratoga on December 18, 1939. They served with that squadron until November 1940, when they were returned to Brewster for conversion to F2A-2 standards. After conversion, they were assigned in June 1941 to VS-201 aboard the CVE USS Long Island. After withdrawal of all F2a's from combat service, they were employed as trainers at NAS Miami and other east coast air stations. Vigilante

F2A-1 VF-3's Section Five  

The first F2A-1 of Section Five aboard USS Saratoga, BuNo 1391, arrived on December 11, 1939. The remaining two aircraft of the section, BuNo 1392 and 1393, arrived aboard one week later. They served with VF-3 aboard Saratoga until November 1940.

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F2A-1 VF-3's Section Six  

The F2A-1s of VF-3 Section Six arrived aboard USS Saratoga in December 1939. BuNo 1390 was lost on September 23, 1940, when it crashed into the ocean off Dana Point, California. The remaining aircraft served with VF-3 aboard Saratoga until November 1940.

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