Artwork USN VF-3 Felix the Cat 0A

Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat VF-3 Whie E1 flying in formation near San Diego CA 1943 01

Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat VF-3 Whie E1 flying in formation near San Diego CA 1943 02

Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat VF-3 Whie E1 flying in formation near San Diego CA 1943 03

Grumman F6F-5 Hellcats VF-3 and VF-12 are on the deck CV-10 USS Yorktown off Iwo Jima D Day 01

Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat VBF-3 White 12 landing with only one wheel gear down CV-10 USS Yorktown 1945 01

Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat VBF-3 White 42 CV-10 USS Yorktown 1945 01

Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat VF-3 flying in formation near NAAS Oceana VA 1945 01

Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat VF-3 White 2 Henry M Rowland lands a battle damaged ac without a tail hook 02

Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat VF-3 White 2 Henry M Rowland showing the 40mm flak damage 01

Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat VF-3 White 31 and 21 aboard CV-10 USS Yorktown 01

Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat VF-3 White 37 lined up ready for take off on a mission 01

Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat VF-3 White 3F13 and 3F5 flying in formation near NAAS Oceana VA 1945 03

Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat VF-3 White 3F18 flying in formation near NAAS Oceana VA 1945 02

Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat VF-3 White 6 returns battle damaged CV-10 USS Yorktown 19th Feb 1945 01

Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat VF-3 White 9 landing mishap CV-10 USS Yorktown 1945 01

Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat VF-3 White 9 landing mishap CV-10 USS Yorktown 1945 02

VF-3 Tour of Duty:

From 1941/12/07 to 1942/01 CV-3 Saratoga 11xF4F-3/3A (41/12)
From 1942/02/01 to 1942/ CV-2 Lexington F4F-3
From 1942/05/27 to 1942/06/06 CV-5 Yorktown 27xF4F-4 1 42/06 x Midway – (TF-17)
From 1942/1 CV-6 Enterprise F4F-3
From 1943/06 to 1943/07 CV-3 Saratoga F4F-4
From 1944/09 to 1945/02 CV-10 Yorktown II F6F-5

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 HM F6F-5 VF-3 15 USS Yorktown II 1945
  IL2 game skin by HM F6F-5 VF-3 15 USS Yorktown II 1945 NM
  IL2 game skin by HM F6F-5 VF-3 15 USS Yorktown II 1945 V0A

  Historical skin of the F6F-5 Hellcat VF-3 Bul Nu 78845 USS Yorktown - February 1945 Skin made by Harpia Mafra55. HM Harpia Mafra55 mauriciomarcosmafra@ig.com.br

  IL2 game skin by RO F6F-5 VF-3 15 USS Yorktown II 1945
  IL2 game skin by RO F6F-5 VF-3 15 USS Yorktown II 1945 V0A

  F6F-5's of VF-3 USS Yorktown II. RN Ronnco rtarget@gmail.com

USN Ships WWII
CV-10 Yorktown II

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