F6F-3 Hellcat

The Navy’s front-line fighter during the final two years of World War II, the F6F produced more aces, including leading Navy ace Commander David McCampbell, than any other Allied aircraft.  At peak production the airplane’s manufacturer delivered one Hellcat an hour around-the-clock.  The aircraft on display is a combat veteran of the Solomon Islands campaign having flown with VF-38, a land-based squadron, including missions escorting a plane carrying Vice Admiral William F. “Bull” Halsey. Read More