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FR-1 Fireball fighter in flight, 1945, seen in Dec 1945 issue of US Navy publication Naval Aviation News; note HVAR rockets under wingsFR-1 Fireball fighter of US Navy squadron VF-66 at rest, Naval Air Station North Island, California, United States, 1945
FR-1 Fireball fighter in flight, 1945, seen in Dec 1945 issue of US Navy publication Naval Aviation News; note HVAR rockets under wingsFR-1 Fireball fighter of US Navy squadron VF-66 at rest, Naval Air Station North Island, California, United States, 1945
FR-1 Fireball fighter of US Navy squadron VF-66 in flight, 1945FR-1 Fireball fighters of US Navy squadron VF-66 at rest, Naval Air Station North Island, California, United States, 1945
FR-1 Fireball fighter of US Navy squadron VF-66 in flight, 1945FR-1 Fireball fighters of US Navy squadron VF-66 at rest, Naval Air Station North Island, California, United States, 1945
US Navy squadron VF-66 commanding officer Lieutenant Commander John Gray posing with a FR-1 Fireball fighter, Naval Air Station North Island, California, United States, 1945FR-1 Fireball fighter at rest at Moffet Field, California, United States, 26 Feb 1945
US Navy squadron VF-66 commanding officer Lieutenant Commander John Gray posing with a FR-1 Fireball fighter, Naval Air Station North Island, California, United States, 1945FR-1 Fireball fighter at rest at Moffet Field, California, United States, 26 Feb 1945
Two US Navy FR-1 Fireball fighters during carrier qualifications aboard aircraft carrier USS Ranger, May 1945A group of FR-1 Fireball fighters of US Navy squadron VF-66 warming up their engines at Naval Air Station North Island, California, United States, 1945-1946, as seen in Apr 1961 issue of US Navy publication Naval Aviation News; note FM-2 Wildcat fighters
Two US Navy FR-1 Fireball fighters during carrier qualifications aboard aircraft carrier USS Ranger, May 1945A group of FR-1 Fireball fighters of US Navy squadron VF-66 warming up their engines at Naval Air Station North Island, California, United States, 1945-1946, as seen in Apr 1961 issue of US Navy publication Naval Aviation News; note FM-2 Wildcat fighters
FR-1 Fireball fighter of US Navy squadron VF-41 landing aboard escort carrier USS Bairoko, 1946FR-1 Fireball fighter of US Navy squadron VF-41 launching from escort carrier USS Bairoko, 1946
FR-1 Fireball fighter of US Navy squadron VF-41 landing aboard escort carrier USS Bairoko, 1946FR-1 Fireball fighter of US Navy squadron VF-41 launching from escort carrier USS Bairoko, 1946
FR-1 Fireball fighter preparing for launch aboard USS Charger, 1945-146, seen in Aug 1946 issue of US Navy publication Naval Aviation NewsThree FR-1 Fireball fighters of US Navy squadron VF-41 aboard escort carrier USS Bairoko, 1946
FR-1 Fireball fighter preparing for launch aboard USS Charger, 1945-146, seen in Aug 1946 issue of US Navy publication Naval Aviation NewsThree FR-1 Fireball fighters of US Navy squadron VF-41 aboard escort carrier USS Bairoko, 1946
FR-1 Fireball fighter of US Navy squadron VF-41 landing aboard escort carrier USS Bairoko, 13 Mar 1946; this aircraftFR-1 Fireball fighters of US Navy squadron VF-1E in fight, 1947
FR-1 Fireball fighter of US Navy squadron VF-41 landing aboard escort carrier USS Bairoko, 13 Mar 1946; this aircraft's nose gear would collapse moments after this photo was takenFR-1 Fireball fighters of US Navy squadron VF-1E in fight, 1947
XFR-4 Fireball prototype aircraft in flight, date unknownFR-1 Fireball fighting launching from carrier USS Badoeng Strait, Mar-Jun 1947
XFR-4 Fireball prototype aircraft in flight, date unknownFR-1 Fireball fighting launching from carrier USS Badoeng Strait, Mar-Jun 1947
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