French Navy Flotille 11F emblemFrench Navy Flotille 11F

CVE-86 USS Sitkoh Bay recommissioned Jul 1950 assigned to the Military Sealift Service and used to supply France in Indochina 01

CVE-92 USS Windham Bay assigned to the Military Sealift Service and used to supply France in Indochina 01

French Navy Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat 11e flottille de chasse based Cat Bi Indochina 01

French Navy Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat 11e flottille de chasse based Cat Bi Indochina 02

French Navy Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat 3S19 in flight 01

French Navy Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat 54S14 Carrier Qualifications aboard CV-14 USS Randolph 1954 01

French Navy Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat 54S50 Indochina 1954 01

French Navy Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat Aeronavale Francaise Flotille 11F20 SM Robert Cat Bai Indochina 26th Apr 1954 0A

French Navy Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat Armee de lAir GCII.9 Tan Son Nhut Vietnam 1952 0A

French Navy Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat Flotille 11 Aeronavale 348 11F31 Indo China 1945 0A

French Navy Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat Flotille 11F onboard Bois Belleau formerly USS Belleau Wood 1954 01

French Navy Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat Flotille 1F4 BuNo 78418 Carrier R95 Arromanches 1953 0A

French Navy Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat launched from French carrier Lafayette off Indochina 1956 01

French Navy Grumman F6F-5 Hellcats Groupe de Chasse II.6 Normandie Niemen 01

French Navy Grumman F6F-5 Hellcats Groupe de Chasse II.6 Normandie Niemen 02

French Navy Grumman F6F-5 Hellcats Groupe de Chasse II.6 Normandie Niemen 03

French Navy Grumman F6F-5 Hellcats Groupe de Chasse II.6 Normandie Niemen 04

French Navy Grumman F6F-5 Hellcats Groupe de Chasse II.6 Normandie Niemen 05

French Navy Grumman F6F-5 Hellcats onboard R95 Arromances previously HMS Colussus 1950 01

French Navy Grumman F6F-5 Hellcats onboard R95 Arromances previously HMS Colussus 1950 02

French Navy Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat White 29 and 22 showing standard French Navy Indochina paint schemes 01

French Navy Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat White 35 onboard CVA 15 USS Randolph 1954 off Indochina 01

Ho Chi Minh declared Vietnam an independent country. Weak from WWII France was unable to reassert its authority over the former colony. One of the carriers stationed in the Gulf of Tonkin was the base for 1F squadron of F6F-5 Hellcats. “F” (Flottille), combat squadron - carrier and land-based - armed aircraft. 1F and sister squadrons were used to strike supply routes, bridges, railroads and close air support for troops. Hellcats continued to fly sorties until July 21, 1954 when an agreement was signed in Geneva and France withdrew from Indochina.

Grumman F6F 5 Hellcat Aeronavale Francaise Flotille 1F Indochina 1954

Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat French Navy 1.F4 BuNo 78418 Carrier R95 Arromanches Indochina 1953

IL-2 Sturmovik Cliffs of Dover - COD/CLOD skins - No 3d model at this stage
 
IL2 Sturmovik Forgotten Battles (FB), Ace Expansion Pack (AEP), Pacific Fighters (PF), 1946 skins
  IL2 game skin by RO F6F-5 French Navy 11F.22 Vietnam 1954
  IL2 game skin by RO F6F-5 French Navy 11F.22 Vietnam 1954 NC

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  IL2 game skin by TT F6F-5 French Navy 11.F 77730 Vietnam 1954
  IL2 game skin by TT F6F-5 French Navy 11F.3 Vietnam 1954
  IL2 game skin by TT F6F-5 French Navy 11F.10 Vietnam 1954
  IL2 game skin by TT F6F-5 French Navy 11F.11 Vietnam 1954
  IL2 game skin by TT F6F-5 French Navy 11F.23 Vietnam 1954
  IL2 game skin by TT F6F-5 French Navy 11F.31 Vietnam 1954
  IL2 game skin by TT F6F-5 French Navy 11.F 77730 Vietnam 1954 V0A
  IL2 game skin by TT F6F-5 French Navy 1.F.1 264 Vietnam 1954
  IL2 game skin by TT F6F-5 French Navy 1.F.1 264 Vietnam 1954 NM
  IL2 game skin by TT F6F-5 French Navy 54S.29 2766 Vietnam 1954
  IL2 game skin by TT F6F-5 French Navy 54S.29 2766 Vietnam 1954 NM
  IL2 game skin by TT F6F-5 French Navy 59.S5 Vietnam 1954
  IL2 game skin by TT F6F-5 French Navy 59.S5 Vietnam 1954 NM

  French Navy F6F5 Hellcats from Flotille 1F (French navy) over indochina. TT-Tromplamort http://www.mission4today.com/

 Cat Ba, Cat Hai District, Hai Phong, Vietnam Map

    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/

This webpage was updated 20th March 2018