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British Royal Navy Hellcat fighter, circa 1943F6F Hellcat fighters going through launch procedures aboard the carrier Saratoga, off Gilbert Islands, early 1943.F6F-3 Hellcat fighters on the flight deck of Saratoga as a TBM Avenger approached to land, circa 1943-44F6F-3 Hellcat of Navy Fighting Squadron 33 after dropping into a bomb crater at the Barakoma airstrip, Vella Lavella, Solomons, late 1943. Fighting 33 was one of the few land based fighter squadrons, a role later taken up by Marine squadrons.
British Royal Navy Hellcat fighter, circa 1943F6F Hellcat fighters going through launch procedures aboard the carrier Saratoga, off Gilbert Islands, early 1943.F6F-3 Hellcat fighters on the flight deck of Saratoga as a TBM Avenger approached to land, circa 1943-44F6F-3 Hellcat of Navy Fighting Squadron 33 after dropping into a bomb crater at the Barakoma airstrip, Vella Lavella, Solomons, late 1943. Fighting 33 was one of the few land based fighter squadrons, a role later taken up by Marine squadrons.
WAVES Specialist (T) 3rd Class Dorothy Knee and Specialist (T) Genevieve Close directing air traffic at Naval Air Station, Anacostia, District of Columbia, United States, in early or mid-1943USS Essex on her shakedown cruise, 20 Mar 1943, with F6F aircraft in foreground and SBD in the backLight Carrier USS Independence in port, 194324 SBD, 11 F6F, and 18 TBF/TBM aircraft parked on the flight deck of carrier Essex, May 1943
WAVES Specialist (T) 3rd Class Dorothy Knee and Specialist (T) Genevieve Close directing air traffic at Naval Air Station, Anacostia, District of Columbia, United States, in early or mid-1943USS Essex on her shakedown cruise, 20 Mar 1943, with F6F aircraft in foreground and SBD in the backLight Carrier USS Independence in port, 194324 SBD, 11 F6F, and 18 TBF/TBM aircraft parked on the flight deck of carrier Essex, May 1943
F6F-3 Hellcat fighter being prepared for launch aboard USS Yorktown during the carrierYorktown (Essex-class; CV-10) circa mid-1943 with Hellcat fighters and Helldiver dive bombers on her flight deckStarboard side view of the carrier Yorktown (Essex-class) with an F6F-3 Hellcat fighter of VF-1 on the fight deck above the athwartship hangar deck catapult, June 1943.F6F-3 Hellcat of VF-1 being catapulted from the hangar deck catapult on the carrier Yorktown (Essex-class) off Trinidad, 3 Jun 1943.
F6F-3 Hellcat fighter being prepared for launch aboard USS Yorktown during the carrier's shakedown cruise, May 1943Yorktown (Essex-class; CV-10) circa mid-1943 with Hellcat fighters and Helldiver dive bombers on her flight deckStarboard side view of the carrier Yorktown (Essex-class) with an F6F-3 Hellcat fighter of VF-1 on the fight deck above the athwartship hangar deck catapult, June 1943.F6F-3 Hellcat of VF-1 being catapulted from the hangar deck catapult on the carrier Yorktown (Essex-class) off Trinidad, 3 Jun 1943.
Tri-color camouflaged Hellcat fighters in flight, 21 Jun 1943F6F-3 Hellcats being loaded aboard USS Yorktown (Essex-class) at Norfolk, Virginia, 1943.USS Yorktown (Essex-class) steaming in reverse and landing an F6F-3 over the bow during trials, probably in the Gulf of Paria, Jul 1943F6F Hellcat on the flight deck of Enterprise, 2 Jul 1943
Tri-color camouflaged Hellcat fighters in flight, 21 Jun 1943F6F-3 Hellcats being loaded aboard USS Yorktown (Essex-class) at Norfolk, Virginia, 1943.USS Yorktown (Essex-class) steaming in reverse and landing an F6F-3 over the bow during trials, probably in the Gulf of Paria, Jul 1943F6F Hellcat on the flight deck of Enterprise, 2 Jul 1943
US Navy pilot Lieutenant Commander James H. FlatleyF6F Hellcat aircraft of Fighting Squadron 8 warm up on USS IntrepidF6F Hellcat aircraft of Fighting Squadron 8 warm up on USS IntrepidOrdnancemen working in USS Yorktown
US Navy pilot Lieutenant Commander James H. Flatley's F6F-3 Hellcat fighter warming up on the deck of USS Yorktown, preparing to attack Marcus Island, 31 Aug 1943F6F Hellcat aircraft of Fighting Squadron 8 warm up on USS Intrepid's flight deck, 1943, photo 1 of 2; probably during stateside shakedown trainingF6F Hellcat aircraft of Fighting Squadron 8 warm up on USS Intrepid's flight deck, 1943, photo 2 of 2; probably during stateside shakedown trainingOrdnancemen working in USS Yorktown's hangar deck amidst F6F-3 Hellcat fighters, circa Oct-Dec 1943

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