The F4U-1 Corsair was used by Britain, New Zealand, and the United States.
New Zealand used the 364 / 370 F4U-1As and F4U-1Ds primarily for close support.
The United Kingdom flew the Corsair from their carriers for the first time in 1943.
The HMS Victorious first used the Corsair IIs in combat.
The No. 1834 Squadron first used the Corsair in combat in a mission against the Tirpitz on April 3, 1944.
How many received by Lend Lease:
- Corsair Mk I (F4U-1): 95
- Corsair Mk II (F4U-1A): 510
- Corsair Mk III (F4U-1D, F3A-1): 430
- Corsair Mk IV (FG-1): 977
- Total: 2,012, 2,382
United States Carrier Operations
In January 1945 the first F4U-1Ds and FG-1Ds were used from American carriers.