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Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat

Shown here is a pilot evacuating his burning F6F-3 Hellcat fighter after landing back aboard the escort carrier USS Cowpens (CVL-23), during the Gilbert Islands raid 24th November, 1943. Note the firefighters rushing to put out the flames.

Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat
Administrator, Mar 25, 2006