Aboard USS Ticonderoga, Navy Fighting-Bombing Squadron 87 takes possession of the 10,000th F6F Hellcat to be produced, 23 May 1945 at Ulithi. [Colorized by WW2DB]

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Caption     Aboard USS Ticonderoga, Navy Fighting-Bombing Squadron 87 takes possession of the 10,000th F6F Hellcat to be produced, 23 May 1945 at Ulithi. [Colorized by WW2DB] ww2dbase
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F6F Hellcat   Main article  Photos  
Ticonderoga   Main article  Photos  Maps  
Photos on Same Day 23 May 1945
Photos at Same Place Ulithi, Caroline Islands
Added By David Stubblebine
Colorized Date 24 Feb 2023

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1. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
11 Oct 2020 01:45:09 PM

From left to right are: Lieutenant Commander Charles Ingalls, Commanding Officer of Fighting Squadron 87; Grumman technical representative Ralph Clark; Commander Porter Maxwell, Commanding Officer of Fighting-Bombing Squadron 87; and Commander Everett L. Phadres, Commanding Officer of Air Group 87.

Ralph Clark presented Commander Maxwell with a check for $500 for the squadron’s welfare fund. As the 10,000th Hellcat rolled down the Grumman production line at Bethpage, New York, workers dropped change into a bucket hanging from its tail to be given to the squadron that received the plane.

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