USN Fighting Squadron VF-14 USN Fighting Squadron VF-14

Aircrew USN VF-11 ace Charles R Stimpson scored 16 confirmed kills 01

Aircrew USN VF-11 ace Charles R Stimpson scored 16 confirmed kills 02

Aircrew USN VF-11 ace Lt James E Swope scored 10 01

Aircrew USN VF-11 aces Lt Charles R Stimpson scored 16 and Lt James E Swope scored 10 01

Artwork USN VF-11 and VF-111 Sundowners 0A

Artwork USN VF-11 and VF-111 Sundowners 0B

Curtiss SB2C Helldivers VB 2 White 49 and 50 from the USS Hornet on a mission over Saipan Mariana Islands 24th August 1944 01

Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat VF-11 Sundowners White 2, 37 and 38 CV-12 USS Hornet 1944 01

Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat VF-11 ground crew getting the aircraft mission ready CV-12 USS Hornet 1944 01

Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat VF-11 ground crew getting the aircraft mission ready CV-12 USS Hornet 1944 02

Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat VF-11 ground crew getting the aircraft mission ready CV-12 USS Hornet 1944 03

Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat VF-11 ground crew getting the aircraft mission ready CV-12 USS Hornet 1944 04

Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat VF-11 Sundowners being waved off CV-12 USS Hornet 1945 01

Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat VF-11 Sundowners being waved off CV-12 USS Hornet 1945 02

Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat VF-11 Sundowners Ginger White 29 CV-12 USS Hornet 1945 01

Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat VF-11 Sundowners Ginger White 29 CV-12 USS Hornet 1945 02

Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat VF-11 Sundowners Ginger White 29 CV-12 USS Hornet 1945 03

Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat VF-11 Sundowners over Santa Rosa 1945 01

Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat VF-11 Sundowners over Santa Rosa 1945 02

Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat VF-11 Sundowners pilots walking to their aircraft CV-12 USS Hornet Nov 1944 01

Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat VF-11 Sundowners pilots walking to their aircraft CV-12 USS Hornet Nov 1944 02

Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat VF-11 Sundowners pilots walking to their aircraft CV-12 USS Hornet Nov 1944 03

Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat VF-11 Sundowners White 13 and 56 CV-12 USS Hornet Nov 1944 01

Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat VF-11 Sundowners White 14 preparing for launch CV-12 USS Hornet 1944 01

Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat VF-11 Sundowners White 19 on patrol CV-12 USS Hornet 1945 01

Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat VF-11 Sundowners White 19 preparing for launch CV-12 USS Hornet 1944 01

Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat VF-11 Sundowners White 24 preparing for launch CV-12 USS Hornet 1944 01

Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat VF-11 Sundowners White 30 aboard CV-12 USS Hornet Nov 1944 01

Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat VF-11 Sundowners White 34 preparing for launch CV-12 USS Hornet 1944 01

Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat VF-11 Sundowners White 39 landing mishap CV-12 USS Hornet 1944 01

Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat VF-11 Sundowners White 58 and 47 CV-12 USS Hornet Nov 1944 01

Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat VF-11 Sundowners White 60 landing aboard CV-12 USS Hornet 1944 01

VF-14 Iron Angels Tour of Duty

From 1944/01 to 1944/11 CV-18 Wasp II CVG-14 34xF6F-3,5xF6F-3N, 43xF6F-3/5 (Forage)
From 1944/10/2 to 1944/10/2 CV-18 Wasp II - x Leyte CVG-14

USN Ships WWII
United States Navy escort carrier CV-18 Wasp II

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 BL F6F-3 VF-14 21 Pilot Robert Kieffer USS Wasp 1944
  IL2 game skin by BL F6F-3 VF-14 21 Pilot Robert Kieffer USS Wasp 1944 V0A

  VF-14, US Navy No: 21 (BuNo.70821) Pilot - Robert W. Kieffer. 1944. USS Wasp CV-18. On 14 October 1944 he shot down 1 A6M and 1 Ki-49 overall he had four kills. Again Ive used my own template, Weathered & Bright finished. Buglord mrbuglord@yahoo.co.uk

Chronology of the USN in WWII 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945

    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/
  • http://www.intrepidmuseum.org/ Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum New York NY
  • http://www.airzoo.org/ Kalamazoo Aviation History Museum Kalamazoo MI
  • http://www.lsfm.org/aircraft/hellcat.htm Lone Star Flight Museum Galveston TX
  • http://www.nasm.si.edu/nasm/aero/aircraft/grumman_f6f.htmNational Air and Space Museum Washington DC
  • http://www.naval-air.org/ National Museum of Naval Aviation AS Pensacola FL
  • http://www.neam.org/ New England Air Museum Windsor Locks CT
  • http://www.planesoffame.org Planes of Fame Air Museum Eden Prairie MN
  • http://users.ids.net/~qam/qam/ Quonset Air Museum North Kingston RI
  • http://www.aerospacemuseum.org/ San Diego Aerospace Museum North Kingston RI
  • http://www.planesoffame.org/ The Air Museum Planes of Fame Chino CA

This webpage was updated 20th March 2018