Grumman J4F-1 'Widgeon'

  Base model:J4F
  Designation System:U.S. Navy / Marines
  Designation Period:1931-1955
  Basic role:General Utility

  Length: 31' 1" 9.4 m
  Wingspan: 40' 12.1 m
  Gross Weight: 4,500 lb 2,040 kg

  No. of Engines: 2
  Powerplant: Ranger L-440
  Horsepower (each): 4500

  Max Speed: 165 mph 265 km/h 143 kt

Examples of this type may be found at
National Museum of Naval AviationNAS PensacolaFlorida

J4F-1 on display

National Museum of Naval Aviation


Recent comments by our visitors
 George Farinas
 Panama City, OTH
The MARINA DE GUERRA CONSTITUCIONAL (Cuban Naval Air Arm) before the Communists took over in 1959, operated four J4F-2 Widgeons.
05/30/2015 @ 02:49 [ref: 69109]
 Vancouver, BC
Jim Parke's photo is of a Navy version of the Grumman Albatross.
12/05/2013 @ 14:33 [ref: 68212]
 Carl Braddock
 Pensacola, FL
This aircraft is stored at the Innisfree Jet Center. It is owned by Mr. Julian Macqueen. If you are ever in Pensacola, Florida, USA please call. I would love to
give you a tour of our facility www.innisfreejetcenter.com You may reach me at 850-436-4500 to schedule a tour.
07/12/2008 @ 08:46 [ref: 21860]
 Julian MacQueen
 Pensacola, FL
I own N67867 for thos who are trying to find out more about the plane.
You may contact me at Julian@innisfree.com
02/06/2008 @ 18:53 [ref: 19583]
 Sandra Mathews
 Lincoln, NE
I was just at a fish camp (Ekuk, Alaska) where I finally met Albert Ball, a long time bush pilot in Alaska. He owns what is reported to be the only Widgeon that ever successfully sunk a german sub during wwii. That's the story, anyway. His company still flies it, it's an awesome shape, and is beautiful. Albert Ball is now 93, but flew that plane for years and years. e-mail me if you'd like a photograph of the plane or information on how to contact Albert Ball.
08/06/2007 @ 16:30 [ref: 17491]
 , MT
the photo of "908" is not a J4f-1 Widgen,,,,,,,it is a HU-16C model Albatros,,,,,, Midway SAR DET flew HU-16's into the mid -70's
06/27/2005 @ 00:17 [ref: 10600]
 Manuel Freire
 Lisbon, FL
Dear Sir.
I live in Portugal, a country "not listed" belonging to the European Community and not to Florida.
Here, in Lisbon, you can find two Grumman Widgeon in two different museums. They look perfect, and they were two of the twelve received from the United States in 1942 with the designation G - 44.
They were used by naval aviation and my father stationed in S. Jacinto, Aveiro, flew many hours in them looking for ships and persons in danger in the Atlantic Ocean, during World War two. I have a photography of one of them and I shall be glad to send it to you..
Yours sincerly:

Manuel Freire
05/10/2005 @ 18:48 [ref: 10178]
 , VA
The Widgeon could carry 1x325 lb depth charge. The Widgeon made the first Coast Guard sinking of an eneny submarine on August 1 212 when it sank U166 in the Gulf of Mexico
03/12/2005 @ 21:00 [ref: 9693]
 M. Criner
 Concrete, WA
According to daveswarbirds.com and a few other sources, the 4500 max weight is accurate. The horsepower is rated at 200 hp per engine.
01/22/2005 @ 00:31 [ref: 9208]
N67867 is currently undergoing a double engine change.
01/12/2005 @ 11:56 [ref: 9119]


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