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Looking aft from the signal bridge of USS Lexington (Essex-class) with 40mm Bofors mount and two 5-inch/38 mounts as F6F Hellcat approaches for a landing, Jun 1944USS Essex in the Pacific during the Maraina Islands operations, Jul 1944. Note F6F Hellcats, TBF Avengers, and SB2C Helldivers on the flight deck.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 1944
Looking aft from the signal bridge of USS Lexington (Essex-class) with 40mm Bofors mount and two 5-inch/38 mounts as F6F Hellcat approaches for a landing, Jun 1944USS Essex in the Pacific during the Maraina Islands operations, Jul 1944. Note F6F Hellcats, TBF Avengers, and SB2C Helldivers on the flight deck.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 1944
Replacement 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 HancockF6F-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.
Replacement 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 3aF6F-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.Escort carrier USS Steamer Bay launching two F6F Hellcat fighters as replacement aircraft for Task Force 38 aircraft carriers, fall of 1944 in the Philippine Sea. Note the radome on one of the Hellcats.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.
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.Escort carrier USS Steamer Bay launching two F6F Hellcat fighters as replacement aircraft for Task Force 38 aircraft carriers, fall of 1944 in the Philippine Sea. Note the radome on one of the Hellcats.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 radomeF6F Hellcat fighter landing on USS Langley, Ryukyu Islands, Japan, 10 Oct 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 radomeF6F Hellcat fighter landing on USS Langley, Ryukyu Islands, Japan, 10 Oct 1944
Ordinancemen 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 1944Flight 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 Hellcat
Ordinancemen 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 1944Flight 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 Hellcat

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