Colorized photograph of Hellcat pilot Alexander Vraciu LT. Alexander Vraciu was one of the U. Navy’s top scoring aces of with 19 kills. During the Marianas turkey shoot, LT. Vraciu shot down 6 enemy aircraft during one flight.
June Grumman Wildcats of prepare to take off of the USS Hornet during the Battle of Midway. (Note: The forward aircraft was piloted by Ens. His plane ran out of fuel and ditched in the ocean. Kelly's body was never found.
Corsiars of on the prowl
History Of The Curtiss SB2C Helldiver
History Of The Curtiss Helldiver
This was shot at the 2012 Airshow at Cherry Point MCAS on the weekend of May The featured performers were the Blue Angels but there were many other known performance teams on hand. The Curtiss Helldiver was the WWII replacement for the Douglas Dauntless.