Grumman F6F-6 Cougar
Shown here is a a Grumman F9F-6 Cougar of fighter squadron VF-24 Corsairs after having just landed aboard the aircraft carrier USS Essex (CVA-9) in the summer of 1955. Essex was on a regular deployment to the Western Pacific with Carrier Air Group Two (CVG-2) from 3 Nov 1954 to 21 Jun 1955. In 1960 VF-24 would be redesignated VF-211 Fighting Checkmates. U.S. Navy photo.