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Aboard USS Ticonderoga, Navy Fighting-Bombing Squadron 87 takes possession of the 10,000th F6F Hellcat to be produced, 23 May 1945 at Ulithi.

Caption     Aboard USS Ticonderoga, Navy Fighting-Bombing Squadron 87 takes possession of the 10,000th F6F Hellcat to be produced, 23 May 1945 at Ulithi. ww2dbase
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Photos on Same Day 23 May 1945
Photos at Same Place Ulithi, Caroline Islands
Added By David Stubblebine

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1. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
11 Oct 2020 01:45:09 PM

From left to right are: Lieutenant Commander Charles Ingalls, Commanding Officer of Fighting Squadron 87; Grumman technical representative Ralph Clark; Commander Porter Maxwell, Commanding Officer of Fighting-Bombing Squadron 87; and Commander Everett L. Phadres, Commanding Officer of Air Group 87.

Ralph Clark presented Commander Maxwell with a check for $500 for the squadron’s welfare fund. As the 10,000th Hellcat rolled down the Grumman production line at Bethpage, New York, workers dropped change into a bucket hanging from its tail to be given to the squadron that received the plane.

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Lat/Long 10.0360, 139.7031
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