USN Fighting Squadron VF-22 USN Fighting Squadron VF-22

Aircrew Dick May in his Grumman F6F-Hellcat VF-22 01

Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat VF-22 landing mishap CVL-25 USS Cowpens 1944 01

Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat VF-22 Yellow D19 landing mishap CVE-89 USS Takanis Bay 01

Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat CVL-25 USS Cowpens 1943 01

Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat landing mishap CVL-25 USS Cowpens 1943 01

Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat VF-22 White 19 and operated CVL-25 USS Cowpens CVG-22 1944.

VF-22 Tour of Duty:

From 1943/04/30 to 1943/11 CVL-22 IndependenceCVG-22 F4F-4, 43/11:12xF6F-3
From 1943/08 to 1943/12 CVL-24 Belleau Wood, CVL-23 Princeton F6F-3
From 1944/07/30 to 1945/02 CVL-25 Cowpens CVG-22 25xF6F-5, 1xF6F-5P (King2)

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 VF-22 White 19 USS Cowpens 1945
  IL2 game skin by RO F6F-5 VF-22 White 19 USS Cowpens 1945 V0A

  F6F-5's of VF-22 USS Cowpens. RN Ronnco

CVL-25 USS Cowpens

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


  • 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) -
  • Avions (French) -
  • FlyPast (English) -
  • Flugzeug Publikations GmbH (German) -
  • Flugzeug Classic (German) -
  • Klassiker (German) -
  • Le Fana de L'Aviation (French) -
  • Le Fana de L'Aviation (French) -
  • Osprey (English) -
  • Revi Magazines (Czech) -

      Web References: +

  • History of RAF Organisation:
  • Corsair
  • Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
  • Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum New York NY
  • Kalamazoo Aviation History Museum Kalamazoo MI
  • Lone Star Flight Museum Galveston TX
  • Air and Space Museum Washington DC
  • National Museum of Naval Aviation AS Pensacola FL
  • New England Air Museum Windsor Locks CT
  • Planes of Fame Air Museum Eden Prairie MN
  • Quonset Air Museum North Kingston RI
  • San Diego Aerospace Museum North Kingston RI
  • The Air Museum Planes of Fame Chino CA

This webpage was updated 20th March 2018