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United States Marine Corps detachment aboard carrier USS Ticonderoga posing in front of a Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat Nightfighter of Air Group 87, Apr-May 1945 in the central Pacific.US Navy VF-82 F6F-5 Hellcat fighter ready for launch from USS Bennington, off Okinawa, May 1945; note the fighter
United States Marine Corps detachment aboard carrier USS Ticonderoga posing in front of a Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat Nightfighter of Air Group 87, Apr-May 1945 in the central Pacific.US Navy VF-82 F6F-5 Hellcat fighter ready for launch from USS Bennington, off Okinawa, May 1945; note the fighter's captain in foreground
F6F Hellcats of the United States Navy Fighting Squadron VF-12 flying from USS Randolph firing HVAR air-to-surface rockets at targets in western Kyushu, Japan, May 1945.As seen from the USS Hornet (Essex-class) anti-aircraft shells burst above the USS Bennington southeast of Kyushu, Japan, 14 May 1945. Note Hornet’s F6F Hellcats in the foreground.
F6F Hellcats of the United States Navy Fighting Squadron VF-12 flying from USS Randolph firing HVAR air-to-surface rockets at targets in western Kyushu, Japan, May 1945.As seen from the USS Hornet (Essex-class) anti-aircraft shells burst above the USS Bennington southeast of Kyushu, Japan, 14 May 1945. Note Hornet’s F6F Hellcats in the foreground.
Crews aboard USS Enterprise controlling fires from a Japanese bomb that blew the forward elevator completely out of the ship, off Kyushu, Japan, 14 May 1945.Crews aboard USS Enterprise controlling fires from a Japanese bomb that blew the forward elevator completely out of the ship, shearing off the tail of an F6F Hellcat as it exited, off Kyushu, Japan, 14 May 1945.
Crews aboard USS Enterprise controlling fires from a Japanese bomb that blew the forward elevator completely out of the ship, off Kyushu, Japan, 14 May 1945.Crews aboard USS Enterprise controlling fires from a Japanese bomb that blew the forward elevator completely out of the ship, shearing off the tail of an F6F Hellcat as it exited, off Kyushu, Japan, 14 May 1945.
Essex underway at sea during the Okinawa Campaign, 20 May 1945; note the F4U and F6F aircraft on the flight deckAboard USS Ticonderoga, Navy Fighting-Bombing Squadron 87 takes possession of the 10,000th F6F Hellcat to be produced, 23 May 1945 at Ulithi.
Essex underway at sea during the Okinawa Campaign, 20 May 1945; note the F4U and F6F aircraft on the flight deckAboard USS Ticonderoga, Navy Fighting-Bombing Squadron 87 takes possession of the 10,000th F6F Hellcat to be produced, 23 May 1945 at Ulithi.
Crewmen in front of Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat “10,000th Hellcat” BuNo 78854 of Fighting-Bombing Squadron VBF-87 aboard USS Ticonderoga, May-Jun 1945 in the western Pacific.Crewmen pull through the prop of Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat “10,000th Hellcat” BuNo 78854 of Fighting-Bombing Squadron VBF-87 aboard USS Ticonderoga, May-Jun 1945 in the western Pacific.
Crewmen in front of Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat “10,000th Hellcat” BuNo 78854 of Fighting-Bombing Squadron VBF-87 aboard USS Ticonderoga, May-Jun 1945 in the western Pacific.Crewmen pull through the prop of Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat “10,000th Hellcat” BuNo 78854 of Fighting-Bombing Squadron VBF-87 aboard USS Ticonderoga, May-Jun 1945 in the western Pacific.
F6F Hellcat fighters of Fighting Squadron 87 aboard carrier Ticonderoga off Okinawa, Jun 1945. Note aircraft tugs.Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat “10,000th Hellcat” BuNo 78854 of Fighting-Bombing Squadron VBF-87 catching an arresting wire while landing aboard USS Ticonderoga, May-Jun 1945 in the western Pacific.
F6F Hellcat fighters of Fighting Squadron 87 aboard carrier Ticonderoga off Okinawa, Jun 1945. Note aircraft tugs.Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat “10,000th Hellcat” BuNo 78854 of Fighting-Bombing Squadron VBF-87 catching an arresting wire while landing aboard USS Ticonderoga, May-Jun 1945 in the western Pacific.
Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat “10,000th Hellcat” BuNo 78854 of Fighting-Bombing Squadron VBF-87 preparing for launch from USS Ticonderoga, May-Jun 1945 in the western Pacific.View from the island of USS Hornet (Essex-class) looking aft and leading the USS Bonne Homme Richard, USS Belleau Wood, and USS San Jacinto during gunnery exercises, 12 Jun 1945 off the Philippines.
Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat “10,000th Hellcat” BuNo 78854 of Fighting-Bombing Squadron VBF-87 preparing for launch from USS Ticonderoga, May-Jun 1945 in the western Pacific.View from the island of USS Hornet (Essex-class) looking aft and leading the USS Bonne Homme Richard, USS Belleau Wood, and USS San Jacinto during gunnery exercises, 12 Jun 1945 off the Philippines.
Escort carrier USS Attu the morning after riding out a punishing typhoon that scattered aircraft all over the flight deck and washed 3 aircraft overboard, 5 Jun 1945.After the leading edge of USS Hornet’s flight deck was collapsed in Typhoon Connie, F6F Hellcats were launched over the stern as the carrier steamed in reverse at 18.5 knots, 6 Jun 1945.
Escort carrier USS Attu the morning after riding out a punishing typhoon that scattered aircraft all over the flight deck and washed 3 aircraft overboard, 5 Jun 1945.After the leading edge of USS Hornet’s flight deck was collapsed in Typhoon Connie, F6F Hellcats were launched over the stern as the carrier steamed in reverse at 18.5 knots, 6 Jun 1945.
Forward flight deck of USS Ticonderoga with two Grumman F6F-5 Hellcats spotted and a cruiser, either USS Pasadena or USS Springfield, off the port bow, Jul 1945 as they steamed from Leyte toward Japan.Light carrier USS Cabot steaming from Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on her way to Eniwetok, Marshall Islands, 26 Jul 1945
Forward flight deck of USS Ticonderoga with two Grumman F6F-5 Hellcats spotted and a cruiser, either USS Pasadena or USS Springfield, off the port bow, Jul 1945 as they steamed from Leyte toward Japan.Light carrier USS Cabot steaming from Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on her way to Eniwetok, Marshall Islands, 26 Jul 1945
Crewmen of the USS Wasp (Essex-class) celebrate news of the war’s end by sunbathing on the flight deck off Japan, mid Aug 1945; days before this section of the flight deck was badly damaged in a typhoon.F6F-5 Hellcat, TBM-3 Avengers, and SB2C-4E Helldivers of Carrier Air Group 87 aboard Ticonderoga, Jun-Aug 1945.
Crewmen of the USS Wasp (Essex-class) celebrate news of the war’s end by sunbathing on the flight deck off Japan, mid Aug 1945; days before this section of the flight deck was badly damaged in a typhoon.F6F-5 Hellcat, TBM-3 Avengers, and SB2C-4E Helldivers of Carrier Air Group 87 aboard Ticonderoga, Jun-Aug 1945.

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