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Heavy seas getting heavier as USS Wasp (Essex-class) steams into a typhoon south of Japan, 25 Aug 1945.F6F Hellcat launching from USS Intrepid’s starboard catapult, 1945. Note SB2C Helldiver and TBM Avenger spotted on the deck. Note also Independence-class light carrier cutting across Intrepid’s bow.Surplus US carrier aircraft stored for demobilization and prepared for scrapping, Iroquois Point, Oahu, Hawaii, Oct 1945F6F-3K Hellcat fighter painted bright orange while being in service as a target drone, post-WW2
Heavy seas getting heavier as USS Wasp (Essex-class) steams into a typhoon south of Japan, 25 Aug 1945.F6F Hellcat launching from USS Intrepid’s starboard catapult, 1945. Note SB2C Helldiver and TBM Avenger spotted on the deck. Note also Independence-class light carrier cutting across Intrepid’s bow.Surplus US carrier aircraft stored for demobilization and prepared for scrapping, Iroquois Point, Oahu, Hawaii, Oct 1945F6F-3K Hellcat fighter painted bright orange while being in service as a target drone, post-WW2
Grumman F6F Hellcat armed with ‘Tiny Tim’ anti-shipping rockets, 1945 or later, location unknown.Surplus F6F Hellcats painted in bright colors for use as instrument drones during the Operation Crossroads atomic bomb tests at Bikini Atoll, 1946.PBY-5A Catalina and F6F Hellcat on the pad at Naval Air Station Alameda, California, United States, 1947. Note that the Hellcat’s engine has been removed.SB2C-5 Helldiver and F6F-5 Hellcat aircraft on the flight deck of Arromanches, off French Indochina in the Gulf of Tonkin, circa 1951; note HO3S helicopter in flight
Grumman F6F Hellcat armed with ‘Tiny Tim’ anti-shipping rockets, 1945 or later, location unknown.Surplus F6F Hellcats painted in bright colors for use as instrument drones during the Operation Crossroads atomic bomb tests at Bikini Atoll, 1946.PBY-5A Catalina and F6F Hellcat on the pad at Naval Air Station Alameda, California, United States, 1947. Note that the Hellcat’s engine has been removed.SB2C-5 Helldiver and F6F-5 Hellcat aircraft on the flight deck of Arromanches, off French Indochina in the Gulf of Tonkin, circa 1951; note HO3S helicopter in flight
French carrier La Fayette arriving in France, 11 Sep 1951; note F6F-5, F6F-5N, and TBM-3E aircraft on flight deck; seen in Nov 1951 issue of US Navy Naval Aviation NewsRoland Toutain entertaining French sailors aboard Arromanches, Ha Long Bay, French Indochina, 1952US Navy P4Y1P Liberator, SNB-2P, F4U-5P Corsair, F6F-5P Hellcat, F8F-2P Bearcat, F9F-5P Panther, and F2H-2P Banshee aircraft in flight, circa 1952; seen in Aug 1952 issue of US Navy publication Naval Aviation NewsF6F-5 Hellcat fighter of Escadrille 1F landing on French carrier Arromanches, off French Indochina in the Gulf of Tonkin, circa 1953
French carrier La Fayette arriving in France, 11 Sep 1951; note F6F-5, F6F-5N, and TBM-3E aircraft on flight deck; seen in Nov 1951 issue of US Navy Naval Aviation NewsRoland Toutain entertaining French sailors aboard Arromanches, Ha Long Bay, French Indochina, 1952US Navy P4Y1P Liberator, SNB-2P, F4U-5P Corsair, F6F-5P Hellcat, F8F-2P Bearcat, F9F-5P Panther, and F2H-2P Banshee aircraft in flight, circa 1952; seen in Aug 1952 issue of US Navy publication Naval Aviation NewsF6F-5 Hellcat fighter of Escadrille 1F landing on French carrier Arromanches, off French Indochina in the Gulf of Tonkin, circa 1953
Arromanches underway off French Indochina in the Gulf of Tonkin, Jan 1954; note F6F-5 Hellcat and SB2C-5 Helldiver aircraft on the flight deckB-29 Superfortress bomber Enola Gay and F6F-3 Hellcat fighter on display at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, Virginia, United States, 26 Apr 2009F6F-3 Hellcat fighter on display at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, Virginia, United States, 26 Apr 2009, photo 1 of 4F6F-3 Hellcat fighter on display at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, Virginia, United States, 26 Apr 2009, photo 2 of 4; note B-29 bomber Enola Gay in background
Arromanches underway off French Indochina in the Gulf of Tonkin, Jan 1954; note F6F-5 Hellcat and SB2C-5 Helldiver aircraft on the flight deckB-29 Superfortress bomber Enola Gay and F6F-3 Hellcat fighter on display at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, Virginia, United States, 26 Apr 2009F6F-3 Hellcat fighter on display at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, Virginia, United States, 26 Apr 2009, photo 1 of 4F6F-3 Hellcat fighter on display at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, Virginia, United States, 26 Apr 2009, photo 2 of 4; note B-29 bomber Enola Gay in background
F6F-3 Hellcat fighter on display at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, Virginia, United States, 26 Apr 2009, photo 3 of 4F6F-3 Hellcat fighter on display at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, Virginia, United States, 26 Apr 2009, photo 4 of 4
F6F-3 Hellcat fighter on display at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, Virginia, United States, 26 Apr 2009, photo 3 of 4F6F-3 Hellcat fighter on display at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, Virginia, United States, 26 Apr 2009, photo 4 of 4

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