RN 808NAS emblemRoyal Navy Fleet Air Arm 808 NAS (Naval Air Squadron)

List of Royal Navy Ships WWIIHMS Khedive

Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat from 808 Squadrons Hellcat II JV292 C7T from HMS Khedive took part in the preliminary Support for operation 'Dracula' and attacks on Mergui and Victoria Point airfields in Burma 2-6 May 1945.

Camouflage is Temperate Sea Scheme with an interesting interpretation of the instructions regarding White identification bands.

Grumman F6F-5 RN 808NAS C7T JV292 HMS Khedive 1945 01

Photo 01: Royal Navy Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat from 808 Squadrons known to the Allies as a Hellcat MkII and coded JV292, C7T from HMS Khedive took part in the preliminary Support for operation 'Dracula' and attacks on Mergui and Victoria Point airfields in Burma 2-6 May 1945. Camouflage is Temperate Sea Scheme with an interesting interpretation of the instructions regarding White identification bands.

Artwork Grumman Hellcat MkIIF FAA 808NAS C7J JZ788 HMS Khedive Aug 1945 0A

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Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat from 808 Squadrons Hellcat II JV292, C7J from HMS Khedive took part in the preliminary Support for operation 'Dracula' and attacks on Mergui and Victoria Point airfields in Burma 2-6 May 1945.

Camouflage is Temperate Sea Scheme with an interesting interpretation of the instructions regarding White identification bands.

Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat Royal Navy 808NAS C7J JV292 HMS Khedive 1945

Grumman Hellcat Mk.II RN 808NAS C7X  Sub-Lieutenant Oscar Lorenzo JZ796 HMS Khedive and HMS Trincomalee, Ceylon 1945

Aircraft of 808 Sqn from HMS Khedive were involved in British Pacific Fleet operations in the area of Sumatra and Malaysia and covered the invasion of Rangoon. One of the last actions undertaken was for Operation 'Balsam', a series of reconnaissance missions over Malaysia in June, 1945. JZ796 was flown by Argentinean pilot Oscar Lorenzo, and so the cowling of his aircraft carried the image of the popular comic Patoruzu.

Stroje 808.squadrony se z paluby letadlové lodì HMS Khedive úèastnily bojových akci britské pacifické flotily v oblasti Sumatry a Malajsie, kde zajišovaly vzdušné krytí pøi obsazování Rangúnu. Mezi poslední akce, které podnikly, byla i operace "Balsam", série prùzkumných letù nad Malajsii v èervnu 1945. Stroj JZ796 byl pilotován argentinským pilotem Oscarem Lorenzem, a proto nesl na kapotì motoru kresbu oblíbené argentinské komiksové postavièky Patoruzua.

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Grumman Hellcat MkII RN FAA 800NAS C7J JV292 HMS Empress SEAC 1945 01

Grumman Hellcat MkII RN FAA 808NAS C7J JZ788 HMS Khedive Aug 1945 0A

Grumman Hellcat MkII RN FAA 808NAS C7T JV292 HMS Khedive 1945 01

Grumman Hellcat MkII RN FAA 808NAS C7X Oscar Lorenzo JZ796 HMS Khedive 1945 01

Grumman Hellcat MkII RN FAA 808NAS C7X Oscar Lorenzo JZ796 HMS Khedive 1945 0A

Grumman Hellcat MkII RN FAA 808NAS C7X Oscar Lorenzo JZ796 HMS Khedive 1945 0B

 Victoria Point Pak Nam Ranong Myanmar (Burma) Map

 Mergui Archipelago, Myanmar (Burma) Map

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 HB F6F-5 RN 808NAS C7-D JZ789 HMS Khedive 1945
  IL2 game skin by HB F6F-5 RN 808NAS C7-D JZ789 HMS Khedive 1945 V0A

  A F6F5 Hellcat MkII serving with 808 squadron, Fleet Air Arm, aboard the escort carrier HMS Khedive, 1945. HB Hotbox1 paula.patham@btinternet.com

    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