Grumman F6F-5N Hellcat VF(N)-41 White 11 and 6 about to be lauched from CVL-22 USS Independence 01

Grumman F6F-5N Hellcat VF(N)-41 White 13 about to be lauched from CVL-22 USS Independence 01

Grumman F6F-5N Hellcat VF(N)-41 White 13 about to be lauched from CVL-22 USS Independence 02

Grumman F6F-5N Hellcat VF(N)-41 White 13 LT William E. Henry USS Independence Sep 1944 0C

Grumman F6F-5N Hellcat VF(N)-41 White 13 LT William E Henry USS Independence Sep 1944 0A

Grumman F6F-5N Hellcat VF(N)-41 White 13 LT William E Henry USS Independence Sep 1944 0B

Grumman F6F-5N Hellcat VF(N)-41 White 13 flown by  LT William E. Henry CVL-22 USS Independence September 1944

This Hellcat was flown by LT William E. 'Bill' Henry, the most successful nighfighter ace in the US Navy. He is credited with 9.5 kills achieved in the period from September, 1944 to January, 1945. Three of them were 'Emily' flying boats. This F6F-5N is sprayed Glossy Sea Blue and represents the standard late-war Navy camouflage scheme. The markings and the radar cover were white.

 Additional Information Eduard plastic models - http://www.eduard.com/

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
 

USN Ships WWII
CVL-22 USS Independence

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