Grimpam Hellcat. Alexander Vraciu was a leading United States Navy fighter ace and Medal of Honor nominee during World War II. He once shot down six Japanese dive bombers in eight minutes. Note "Felix the cat" emblem on the fuselage.

February 13, 1943: First combat mission of the Vought F4U Corsair, when Guadalcanal-based Marine Fighter Squadron 124 (VMF-124) Corsairs escort U. S. Army Air Forces B-24 Liberator bombers on a raid against Kahili Airfield on Bougainville. They encounter no enemy aircraft.

February 13, 1943: First combat mission of the Vought F4U Corsair, when Guadalcanal-based Marine Fighter Squadron 124 (VMF-124) Corsairs escort U. S. Army Air Forces B-24 Liberator bombers on a raid against Kahili Airfield on Bougainville. They encounter no enemy aircraft.

U.S. Navy Vought F4U-1A Corsair (BuNo 17656) of Fighting Squadron VF-17 Jolly Rogers pictured on Nissan Island, Green Island Group, after making an emergency landing there. The airstrip had not yet been completed when the aircraft arrived. Date March 1944.Source :U.S. Navy National Museum of Naval Aviation

U.S. Navy Vought F4U-1A Corsair (BuNo 17656) of Fighting Squadron VF-17 Jolly Rogers pictured on Nissan Island, Green Island Group, after making an emergency landing there. The airstrip had not yet been completed when the aircraft arrived. Date March 1944.Source :U.S. Navy National Museum of Naval Aviation

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