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F6F Hellcat aircraft preparing for takeoff from Ticonderoga for strikes in Manila Bay, Philippine Islands, 5 or 6 Nov 1944; note two leading planes were F6F-5N nightfighters with wing-mounted radarUSS Shamrock Bay underway, 10 Nov 1944F6F-5N Hellcat night fighter with Night Fighting Squadron VFN-42 crashed against the island and Number 3 stack of Light Carrier USS Bataan off Hawaii, 21 Nov 1944. Note the array of radio and radar antennae.Monterey at Ulithi Atoll, Caroline Islands, 24 Nov 1944
F6F Hellcat aircraft preparing for takeoff from Ticonderoga for strikes in Manila Bay, Philippine Islands, 5 or 6 Nov 1944; note two leading planes were F6F-5N nightfighters with wing-mounted radarUSS Shamrock Bay underway, 10 Nov 1944F6F-5N Hellcat night fighter with Night Fighting Squadron VFN-42 crashed against the island and Number 3 stack of Light Carrier USS Bataan off Hawaii, 21 Nov 1944. Note the array of radio and radar antennae.Monterey at Ulithi Atoll, Caroline Islands, 24 Nov 1944
Damage control parties trying to bring fires under control on the hangar deck of USS Intrepid following the crash of a Japanese special attack aircraft off the Philippines, 25 Nov 1944Damage control parties trying to bring fires under control on the hangar deck of USS Intrepid following the crash of a Japanese special attack aircraft off the Philippines, 25 Nov 1944 TBM-1C Avengers, F6F Hellcats, and SB2C Helldivers of Navy Carrier Air Group 18 from USS Intrepid at Peleliu, Nov 27, 1944.Four Essex-class carriers at anchor at Ulithi, Caroline Islands, about 1600 on 2 Dec 1944; L to R: Wasp, Yorktown, Hornet, Hancock; viewed from Ticonderoga with sight of her F6F-5 Hellcat fighters
Damage control parties trying to bring fires under control on the hangar deck of USS Intrepid following the crash of a Japanese special attack aircraft off the Philippines, 25 Nov 1944Damage control parties trying to bring fires under control on the hangar deck of USS Intrepid following the crash of a Japanese special attack aircraft off the Philippines, 25 Nov 1944 TBM-1C Avengers, F6F Hellcats, and SB2C Helldivers of Navy Carrier Air Group 18 from USS Intrepid at Peleliu, Nov 27, 1944.Four Essex-class carriers at anchor at Ulithi, Caroline Islands, about 1600 on 2 Dec 1944; L to R: Wasp, Yorktown, Hornet, Hancock; viewed from Ticonderoga with sight of her F6F-5 Hellcat fighters
USS Wasp launching aircraft to search for survivors following Typhoon Cobra, 23 Dec 1944USS WaspA crane hoists an F6F Hellcat after it nosed all the way over aboard the training aircraft carrier USS Sable on Lake Michigan, United States, 1945.A damaged F6F Hellcat being hoisted by a crane from the training aircraft carrier USS Sable to a waiting barge on Lake Michigan, United States, 1945.
USS Wasp launching aircraft to search for survivors following Typhoon Cobra, 23 Dec 1944USS Wasp's No. 3 center line elevator lowering an aircraft below the flight deck, 24 Dec 1944A crane hoists an F6F Hellcat after it nosed all the way over aboard the training aircraft carrier USS Sable on Lake Michigan, United States, 1945.A damaged F6F Hellcat being hoisted by a crane from the training aircraft carrier USS Sable to a waiting barge on Lake Michigan, United States, 1945.
A Grumman F6F Hellcat with one wheel in the catwalks aboard the training aircraft carrier USS Wolverine on Lake Michigan, United States, 1945. Note the severely bent propeller blades.After an attempted landing on the training aircraft carrier USS Sable, an F6F Hellcat barely hangs onto the catwalks. Lake Michigan, United States, 1945.An F6F Hellcat stayed on the flight deck when landing, but dropped a wheel into the catwalks and severely bent the propeller blades aboard the training aircraft carrier USS Sable on Lake Michigan, United States, 1945.Carrier Monterey Crewmen act as a counter-weight on the starboard wing of an F6F-5 Hellcat to keep the aircraft from tumbling over the edge of the flight deck, 1945.
A Grumman F6F Hellcat with one wheel in the catwalks aboard the training aircraft carrier USS Wolverine on Lake Michigan, United States, 1945. Note the severely bent propeller blades.After an attempted landing on the training aircraft carrier USS Sable, an F6F Hellcat barely hangs onto the catwalks. Lake Michigan, United States, 1945.An F6F Hellcat stayed on the flight deck when landing, but dropped a wheel into the catwalks and severely bent the propeller blades aboard the training aircraft carrier USS Sable on Lake Michigan, United States, 1945.Carrier Monterey Crewmen act as a counter-weight on the starboard wing of an F6F-5 Hellcat to keep the aircraft from tumbling over the edge of the flight deck, 1945.
Crews attach lines to an F6F Hellcat hanging over the edge of the training aircraft carrier USS Sable on Lake Michigan, United States, 1945.Crews move quickly to secure an F6F Hellcat as it hangs over the side of the training aircraft carrier USS Sable on Lake Michigan, United States, 1945.F6F Hellcat and F4U Corsair aircraft awaiting service, Air Station Point Mugu, California, United States, circa 1945F6F Hellcat coming in for a landing on the training aircraft carrier USS Sable on Lake Michigan, United States, 1945.  Note the LSO’s “paddles” and the lack of extended tailhook on the Hellcat.
Crews attach lines to an F6F Hellcat hanging over the edge of the training aircraft carrier USS Sable on Lake Michigan, United States, 1945.Crews move quickly to secure an F6F Hellcat as it hangs over the side of the training aircraft carrier USS Sable on Lake Michigan, United States, 1945.F6F Hellcat and F4U Corsair aircraft awaiting service, Air Station Point Mugu, California, United States, circa 1945F6F Hellcat coming in for a landing on the training aircraft carrier USS Sable on Lake Michigan, United States, 1945. Note the LSO’s “paddles” and the lack of extended tailhook on the Hellcat.

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