USN Fighting Squadron VF-51 USN Fighting Squadron VF-51USN Fighting Squadron VF-51

Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat VF-51 White 2X from CVL-30 USS San Jacinto July 1944 01

Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat VF-51 White 3X Little Joe from CVL-30 USS San Jacinto 20th July 1944 01

Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat VF-51 White 3X Little Joe from CVL-30 USS San Jacinto 20th July 1944 02

Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat from the US Navy's VF-51 White 2X and operated from CVL-30 USS San Jacinto CVG-51 from April 1944 to November 1944

Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat from the US Navy's VF-51 White 3X named 'Little Joe' and operated from CVL-30 USS San Jacinto CVG-51 from April 1944 to November 1944.

VF-51 Tour of Duty:

From 1944/04 To 1944/11 CVL-30 San Jacinto CVG-51 14xF6F-3, 5xF6F-5 (King2) 1944/07/25 damaging Samidare 30 nm N of Babelthuap, Palau (08-15N,134-37E)

USN Ships WWII
CVL-30 USS San Jacinto

 Babelthuap, Melekeok, Ngardmau, Palau 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 RO F6F-3 VF-51 3X CVL-30 USS San Jacinto 1944

  F6F-3 'Little Joe' of VF-51 CVL-30 USS San Jacinto, July 1944. RN Ronnco rtarget@gmail.com

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