Aircrew US Navy pilot Hugh Winters showing his 8 kills 01

Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat CAG-19 White 99 LCDR T Hugh Winters VF-19 USS Lexington Oct 1944 01

Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat CAG-19 White 99 LCDR T Hugh Winters VF-19 USS Lexington Oct 1944 0A

Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat CAG-19 White 99 LCDR T Hugh Winters VF-19 USS Lexington Oct 1944 0B

Grumman F6F-5 Hellcats VF-19 lay exposed on deck as CV-16 comes under attack Nov 1944 01

This Hellcat, named 'Hanger Lilly', was flown by  LCDR T. Hugh Winters, Jr., CAG-19. Eight killmarks on the fuselage appeared on this Hellcat in late October, just a few days before Winters´ last kill. Winters achieved his last victory on November 5, 1944. He destroyed an Oscar fighter over Manila, the Philippines, bringing his score to eight confirmed and one unconfirmed kills.

Only a few carrier pilots had at their disposal their own aircraft, and this privilege was exclusively reserved for group commanders. Cdr. Winters was named CO of VF-19 in August, 1943. He completed his training with the same unit, and was then transferred to the Pacific, in time to take part in combat ops from July, 1944, flying off of the USS Lexington as part of Task Group 38.3. During the course of initial combat as squadron CO, he gained his first three kills. In September, he took over as CO of the entire Air Group 19, and added another kill to his tally. On October 12, Cdr. Winters, along with another two pilots of the same unit, became the first aces of VF-19. During the course of four months in 1944, the entire Group, under the command of Cdr. Winters and flying off Lexington, sank twelve military vessels, destroyed 155 Japanese aircraft in the air and another 200 on the ground. He himself accounted for eight Japanese planes. It should be noted that during operations in this timeframe, noAir Group 19 Helldivers orAvengers were lost to Japanese fighters. Cdr.T.H. Winters Jr. remained in theNavy until 1961.

Na tomto stroji létal fregatní kapitán T. Hugh Winters, Jr., velitel CAG-19. Ten jej pojmenoval Hanger Lilly. Letoun létal v této podobì jen pár dní pøed tím, než Winters dosáhl svùj poslední sestøel a uzavøel své skóre na osmi jistých a jednom potvrzeném sestøelu. Tím posledním byla japonská stíhaèka typu Oscar sestøelená 5. listopadu 1944 nad filipínskou Manilou.

Jen málokterý pilot na letadlové lodi měl k dispozici svůj vlastní stroj, toto privilegium měli pouze velitelé skupin. Cdr. Theodore Hugh Winters Jr. byl jedním z nich. Cdr. Winters byl v srpnu 1943 jmenován velitelem VF-19. S touto jednotkou prodělal výcvik a přesunul se do Pacifiku, aby se od července 1944 podílel na bojových operacích z paluby letadlové lodě USS Lexington, zařazené doTask Group 38. 3. Během úvodních bojů ve funkci velitele squadrony dosáhl svých tří sestřelů. V září převzal velení celé Air Group 19 a přidal na svůj účet další sestřel. 12. října se Cdr. Winters, spolu s dalšími dvěma piloty své jednotky, stal jedním z prvních es VF-19. Celá skupina, působící z paluby USS Lexington, dosáhla během čtyřměsíčních bojů v roce 1944 potopení 12 válečných lodí, zničení 155 Japonských letounů ve vzduchu a dalších více jak 200 na zemi. On sám dosáhl celkově osmi vítězství nad japonskými stroji. Za pozornost také stojí, že během tohoto nasazení nebyl žádný ze strojů Helldiver neboAvenger patřící kAir Group 19 sestřelen japonskými stíhači. Cdr. Theodore Hugh Winters Jr. zůstal ve službách námořnictva do roku 1961.

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Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat, from the USN CAG-1 coded White 99 and named Hanger Lilly operated from CV-16 Lexington II 1945. Pilot was Cdr Hugh Winters had 8 kills CAG-19, USS Lexington, 1944.

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    Bibliography:

  • Barrett Tillman, Hellcat: The F6F in World War II, Naval Institute Press, 1979
  • David McCampbell article from National Aviation Hall of Fame website
  • Edward Sims, Greatest Fighter Missions, Harper and Brothers, 1962 - This sequel includes U.S. Navy and Marine Corps pilots
  • Barrett Tillman, Hellcat Aces of World War 2, Osprey

    Magazine References: +

  • Airfix Magazines (English) - http://www.airfix.com/
  • Avions (French) - http://www.aerostories.org/~aerobiblio/rubrique10.html
  • FlyPast (English) - http://www.flypast.com/
  • Flugzeug Publikations GmbH (German) - http://vdmedien.com/flugzeug-publikations-gmbh-hersteller_verlag-vdm-heinz-nickel-33.html
  • Flugzeug Classic (German) - http://www.flugzeugclassic.de/
  • Klassiker (German) - http://shop.flugrevue.de/abo/klassiker-der-luftfahrt
  • Le Fana de L'Aviation (French) - http://boutique.editions-lariviere.fr/site/abonnement-le-fana-de-l-aviation-626-4-6.html
  • Le Fana de L'Aviation (French) - http://www.pdfmagazines.org/tags/Le+Fana+De+L+Aviation/
  • Osprey (English) - http://www.ospreypublishing.com/
  • Revi Magazines (Czech) - http://www.revi.cz/

      Web References: +

  • History of RAF Organisation: http://www.rafweb.org
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F4U Corsair
  • http://warbirdregistry.org/corsairregistry/corsairregistry.html
  • Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/

 

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