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F6F-5 Hellcat with Fighting Squadron VF-82 preparing for a catapult launch from USS Bennington in the Western Pacific, Feb 1945. Note the arrowhead geometrics that identify the plane as coming from the Bennington.US Navy Seamen 1st Class A. D. Allison and J. W. Roberts reading a letter on Belleau WoodUSS Essex forward flight deck spotted with F4U Corsairs and F6F Hellcats as they steam toward Japan, Feb 1945.A group of F6F Hellcat fighters supporting ground troops on Iwo Jima, 21 Feb 1945
F6F-5 Hellcat with Fighting Squadron VF-82 preparing for a catapult launch from USS Bennington in the Western Pacific, Feb 1945. Note the arrowhead geometrics that identify the plane as coming from the Bennington.US Navy Seamen 1st Class A. D. Allison and J. W. Roberts reading a letter on Belleau Wood's flight deck next to a F6F Hellcat fighter, circa 1945USS Essex forward flight deck spotted with F4U Corsairs and F6F Hellcats as they steam toward Japan, Feb 1945.A group of F6F Hellcat fighters supporting ground troops on Iwo Jima, 21 Feb 1945
F6F-5 Hellcat BuNo 71632 being “surveyed” over the side of USS Hancock after flipping onto its back from a barrier crash on landing following a strike against Iwo Jima, 21 Feb 1945. The pilot was not hurt.Following an attack from Japanese special attack aircraft, fires grew in the forward hangar deck of USS Saratoga off Iwo Jima, 21 Feb 1945. The fires increased greatly before they could be controlled. Photo 1 of 3A F6F-5 Hellcat fighter on the port catapult of USS Randolph, Mar 1945; note Geometric Symbol (G-symbol) on tail.An F6F Hellcat landing aboard Independence-class carrier USS Cabot in the Pacific while a cruiser steams off the beam, 1945.
F6F-5 Hellcat BuNo 71632 being “surveyed” over the side of USS Hancock after flipping onto its back from a barrier crash on landing following a strike against Iwo Jima, 21 Feb 1945. The pilot was not hurt.Following an attack from Japanese special attack aircraft, fires grew in the forward hangar deck of USS Saratoga off Iwo Jima, 21 Feb 1945. The fires increased greatly before they could be controlled. Photo 1 of 3A F6F-5 Hellcat fighter on the port catapult of USS Randolph, Mar 1945; note Geometric Symbol (G-symbol) on tail.An F6F Hellcat landing aboard Independence-class carrier USS Cabot in the Pacific while a cruiser steams off the beam, 1945.
Personnel being taken aboard the Independence-class carrier USS Langley by high wire while underway off Okinawa, Japan, Mar 1945.Photo of Essex-class carrier USS Randolph taken from the back seat of an SB2C Helldiver that had just launched, Feb or Mar 1945, PacificPlane handlers pushing an F6F-5N Hellcat night fighter of Fighting Squadron VF-82 off an elevator and onto the Hangar Deck of USS Bennington, early 1945F6F Hellcats of Fighting Squadron VF-45 aboard Independence-class carrier USS San Jacinto off Kyushu, Japan, 18 Mar 1945. Note the open gun access panels in the fighters’ wings.
Personnel being taken aboard the Independence-class carrier USS Langley by high wire while underway off Okinawa, Japan, Mar 1945.Photo of Essex-class carrier USS Randolph taken from the back seat of an SB2C Helldiver that had just launched, Feb or Mar 1945, PacificPlane handlers pushing an F6F-5N Hellcat night fighter of Fighting Squadron VF-82 off an elevator and onto the Hangar Deck of USS Bennington, early 1945F6F Hellcats of Fighting Squadron VF-45 aboard Independence-class carrier USS San Jacinto off Kyushu, Japan, 18 Mar 1945. Note the open gun access panels in the fighters’ wings.
USS Hornet off Okinawa, Japan, 27 Mar 1945; note various aircraft on the flight deckF6F-5 Hellcat rests on the flight deck of USS Bataan as Marine and Navy Honor Guards prepare for a burial at sea off Okinawa, April 18 1945Crewmen beginning to fold the wings of a Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat of Air Group 87 immediately after landing aboard USS Ticonderoga, Apr-May 1945 in the central Pacific.F6F Hellcat fighter coming up on the Number 3 flight deck elevator on USS Yorktown (Essex-class), early 1945. Note TBM-3 Avengers and SB2C Helldivers also on deck.
USS Hornet off Okinawa, Japan, 27 Mar 1945; note various aircraft on the flight deckF6F-5 Hellcat rests on the flight deck of USS Bataan as Marine and Navy Honor Guards prepare for a burial at sea off Okinawa, April 18 1945Crewmen beginning to fold the wings of a Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat of Air Group 87 immediately after landing aboard USS Ticonderoga, Apr-May 1945 in the central Pacific.F6F Hellcat fighter coming up on the Number 3 flight deck elevator on USS Yorktown (Essex-class), early 1945. Note TBM-3 Avengers and SB2C Helldivers also on deck.
F6F-5 Hellcat fighters lining up for take-off from USS Yorktown (Essex-class), early 1945F6F-5 Hellcats of Fighting Squadron VF-17 on the deck of USS Hornet (Essex-class) off Japan, 1945.F6F-5N Hellcats of Marine Night Fighting Squadron VMF(N)-541 lined up at Falalop Airstrip, Ulithi Atoll, Caroline Islands, May 1945. Note the nose art, which was rare on Navy or Marine aircraft, especially pin-up girls.PFC Elroy Karl, PFC Joe Levy, Sgt Herbert Curtis, and Cpl Leland Wheeler working on a Hellcat fighter of US Marine Air Group 31, Yontan Airfield, Okinanwa, Japan, May 1945
F6F-5 Hellcat fighters lining up for take-off from USS Yorktown (Essex-class), early 1945F6F-5 Hellcats of Fighting Squadron VF-17 on the deck of USS Hornet (Essex-class) off Japan, 1945.F6F-5N Hellcats of Marine Night Fighting Squadron VMF(N)-541 lined up at Falalop Airstrip, Ulithi Atoll, Caroline Islands, May 1945. Note the nose art, which was rare on Navy or Marine aircraft, especially pin-up girls.PFC Elroy Karl, PFC Joe Levy, Sgt Herbert Curtis, and Cpl Leland Wheeler working on a Hellcat fighter of US Marine Air Group 31, Yontan Airfield, Okinanwa, Japan, May 1945

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