USN Fighting Squadron VF-85USN Fighting Squadron VF-85

Airworthy warbird Grumman F6F-5K Hellcat N4PP 79683 01

Airworthy warbird Grumman F6F-5K Hellcat N4PP 79683 02

Grumman F6F-5P Hellcat VF-85 White Z69 and Z68 from CV-38 USS Shangri La off Japan 17th Aug 1945 01

VF-82 Tour of Duty:

From 1945/04 to 1945/06 CV-38 USS Shangri-La F4U-1D 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 RO F6F-5 VF-85 White 8 USS Shangri La 1945
  IL2 game skin by RO F6F-5 VF-85 White 8 USS Shangri La 1945 V0A

  F6F-5's of VF-85 USS Shangri La. RN Ronnco

CV-38 USS Shangri-La

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