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.
The Grumman F7F Tigercat was the first twin-engined fighter aircraft to enter service with the United States Navy. Designed for the new Midway-class aircraft carriers, the aircraft were too large to operate from earlier decks. Although delivered to United States Marine Corps (USMC) combat units before the end of World War II, 1943 wem
Gregory "Pappy" Boyington (December 4, 1912 – January 11, 1988) was an American combat pilot who was a United States Marine Corps fighter ace during World War II. He received both the Medal of Honor and the Navy Cross.
Lockheed C-130 Hercules ("Fat Albert") - Blue Angels, United States Navy (USN), United States.
June 4, 1942: 09:00 Grumman F4F-4 Wildcats of VF-8 prepare to take off of the USS Hornet CV-8 during the Battle of Midway. (Note: The forward aircraft (F-9) was piloted by Ens. Charles M. Kelly Jr. His plane ran out of fuel and ditched in the ocean. Ens. Kelly's body was never found.