My first cousin, Lt. Charlie Dickey, flew from the USS Enterprise (CV-7) as Squadron Leader (VT-20) in the Battle of Leyte. On August 24, 1944, after all his squadron had launched their torpedoes against the target Musashi, a 50,000 ton Yamato Class Battleship and then current flagship of the Japanese Naval forces, my cousin defied orders to return to ship because the Musashi had not yet been sunk and he still had an active torpedo. With no squadron support, he returned to heavy air battle and with maneuvers or great daring, was able to lauch his torpedo against the Musashi. It scored the definitive hit that sunk this magestic monster of the Japanese forces that had been there-to-fore, responsible for so many American and Allied deaths.
For these acts of bravery and heroism, my cousin received the Navy's highest honor --the Navy Cross. Unfortunately, my cousin born 1920 has passed away so I cannot ask him directly what plane he flew that day. I believe he was checked out on F4U Corsairs, and indeed, Corsairs flew from the USS Enterprise. But checking with the President of the USS Enterprise Association, the planes they carried that had torpedoes as a payload, wer the TBF Avengers. They had SB2C Helldivers, but those were mostly bombers. The torpedo planes from the USS Enterprise were mostly Avengers. And I believe that is what my cousin flew.
Thank you for confirming that Corsairs did not carry torpedoes. Maintaining an accurate record for those in my clan that follow afterward and who benefit from the brave and daring acts of their ancestors from that time -- is extremely meaningful.