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F6F-5 Hellcat fighter of US Navy pilot Ensign John G. Fraifogl caught on fire upon landing during USS TiconderogaEscort Carrier USS Thetis Bay taking PBY Catalinas, F6F Hellcats, and one J2F Duck from Hawaii to Alameda for repairs, Jul 8 1944Replacement aircraft for Espiritu Santo crowd the flight deck of the Escort Carrier USS Kwajalein as she steams from San Pedro, California, United States, 19 Jul 1944F6F Hellcat fighter landing on USS Hancock, circa 1944; note Hancock
F6F-5 Hellcat fighter of US Navy pilot Ensign John G. Fraifogl caught on fire upon landing during USS Ticonderoga's shakedown cruise, Gulf of Paria, Trinidad, 1717 on 1 Jul 1944Escort Carrier USS Thetis Bay taking PBY Catalinas, F6F Hellcats, and one J2F Duck from Hawaii to Alameda for repairs, Jul 8 1944Replacement aircraft for Espiritu Santo crowd the flight deck of the Escort Carrier USS Kwajalein as she steams from San Pedro, California, United States, 19 Jul 1944F6F Hellcat fighter landing on USS Hancock, circa 1944; note Hancock's camouflage Measure 32, Design 3a
F6F-5 Hellcat set for a catapult launch from Escort Carrier USS Kasaan Bay in support of Operation Anvil/Dragoon, the invasion of southern France, Aug 1944F6F-3N Hellcat night fighter of Marine Night Fighter Squadron 534 running up its engine at Orote airfield, Guam, Marianas, Aug 21 1944. Note radome on left wing.Broadside view of the port side of the USS Hornet (Essex-class) at anchor showing her Dazzle MS33/3a paint scheme, 1944, probably at Ulithi.F6F-5 Hellcat of Fighting Squadron VF-11, the Sundowners, preparing for take off from the USS Hornet (Essex-class), 1944.
F6F-5 Hellcat set for a catapult launch from Escort Carrier USS Kasaan Bay in support of Operation Anvil/Dragoon, the invasion of southern France, Aug 1944F6F-3N Hellcat night fighter of Marine Night Fighter Squadron 534 running up its engine at Orote airfield, Guam, Marianas, Aug 21 1944. Note radome on left wing.Broadside view of the port side of the USS Hornet (Essex-class) at anchor showing her Dazzle MS33/3a paint scheme, 1944, probably at Ulithi.F6F-5 Hellcat of Fighting Squadron VF-11, the Sundowners, preparing for take off from the USS Hornet (Essex-class), 1944.
F6F-5 Hellcat of Fighting Squadron VF-11, the ‘Sundowners,’ following a very hard landing on the USS Hornet (Essex-class), 1944.F6F-5 Hellcats being prepared for take-off aboard the carrier Franklin off Luzon, Philippine Islands, Oct 1944. Note SB2C Helldivers spotted aft.F6F-5 Hellcats of Air Group 11, the “Sundowners,” warm up on the deck of USS Hornet (Essex-class) in the Philippine Sea, late 1944Damaged aircraft on the hangar deck of the USS Independence, 6 Oct 1944 following heavy seas 3 days earlier. Note the hand-tied rope lashings to secure the aircraft. Note also the AIA radar antenna in the damaged radome
F6F-5 Hellcat of Fighting Squadron VF-11, the ‘Sundowners,’ following a very hard landing on the USS Hornet (Essex-class), 1944.F6F-5 Hellcats being prepared for take-off aboard the carrier Franklin off Luzon, Philippine Islands, Oct 1944. Note SB2C Helldivers spotted aft.F6F-5 Hellcats of Air Group 11, the “Sundowners,” warm up on the deck of USS Hornet (Essex-class) in the Philippine Sea, late 1944Damaged aircraft on the hangar deck of the USS Independence, 6 Oct 1944 following heavy seas 3 days earlier. Note the hand-tied rope lashings to secure the aircraft. Note also the AIA radar antenna in the damaged radome
F6F Hellcat fighter landing on USS Langley, Ryukyu Islands, Japan, 10 Oct 1944Ordinancemen load .50 caliber ammunition into the wing mounts of an F6F Hellcat while the wings are folded aboard the USS Enterprise southeast of Okinawa, 10 Oct 1944.Strike photo taken from planes from USS Bunker Hill of an F6F Hellcat flying over a burning Japanese ship in Unten Harbor, Okinawa, Japan, 10 Oct 1944USS Lexington (Essex-class) flight deck personnel spotting one F6F-5 Hellcat that has just landed as next one taxis forward and next one is about to land, all returning from raids on the Ryukyu Islands, 10 Oct 1944
F6F Hellcat fighter landing on USS Langley, Ryukyu Islands, Japan, 10 Oct 1944Ordinancemen load .50 caliber ammunition into the wing mounts of an F6F Hellcat while the wings are folded aboard the USS Enterprise southeast of Okinawa, 10 Oct 1944.Strike photo taken from planes from USS Bunker Hill of an F6F Hellcat flying over a burning Japanese ship in Unten Harbor, Okinawa, Japan, 10 Oct 1944USS Lexington (Essex-class) flight deck personnel spotting one F6F-5 Hellcat that has just landed as next one taxis forward and next one is about to land, all returning from raids on the Ryukyu Islands, 10 Oct 1944
Flight deck crews of USS Wasp preparing a plywood-shrouded Mark XIII torpedo for a TBM Avenger aircraft for strikes in Taiwan-Philippine area, 13 Oct 1944; note TBM-1C Avenger and F6F-5 HellcatDamaged tail plane of an F6F-5 Hellcat of Fighting Squadron VF-20 on the hangar deck of USS Enterprise off the Philippines, 19 Oct 1944. Note the solid castor type tail wheel necessary for carrier operations.Activity continues on the flight deck of USS Essex as a crashed Japanese airplane burns off the starboard bow, 24 Oct 1944 off Luzon in the Philippines. Note Number 1 5-inch/38 caliber gun mount at right.Major fires on the fantail of USS Belleau Wood were finally extinguished about three hours after being struck by a special attack aircraft, off the Philippine Islands, 30 Oct 1944
Flight deck crews of USS Wasp preparing a plywood-shrouded Mark XIII torpedo for a TBM Avenger aircraft for strikes in Taiwan-Philippine area, 13 Oct 1944; note TBM-1C Avenger and F6F-5 HellcatDamaged tail plane of an F6F-5 Hellcat of Fighting Squadron VF-20 on the hangar deck of USS Enterprise off the Philippines, 19 Oct 1944. Note the solid castor type tail wheel necessary for carrier operations.Activity continues on the flight deck of USS Essex as a crashed Japanese airplane burns off the starboard bow, 24 Oct 1944 off Luzon in the Philippines. Note Number 1 5-inch/38 caliber gun mount at right.Major fires on the fantail of USS Belleau Wood were finally extinguished about three hours after being struck by a special attack aircraft, off the Philippine Islands, 30 Oct 1944

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