Plane to be Dedicated to Jerry Coleman

Restored F4U Corsair will be dedicated in honor of the baseball star and Marine Pilot

Local baseball star and Marine pilot Lt. Col. Jerry Coleman will receive a special dedication at the San Diego Air and Space Museum Thursday.

The museum will dedicate a restored F4U Corsair to the former Padres broadcaster, who served in both World War II and Korea as a Marine Corps pilot.

The private dedication ceremony will be held at 9 a.m. at 2001 Pan American Plaza in Balboa Park.

The Corsair was originally built for the French Navy, and was a part of the Suez crisis before being returned to the U.S. Restoring the plane took about three years, the museum said.

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