F4F Wildcat and F6F Hellcat Aces of VF-2

F4F Wildcat and F6F Hellcat Aces of VF-2

The first VF-2 was a prewar unit that had been dubbed the 'hottest outfit afloat' due to the skill of their non-commissioned pilots. This first unit only saw combat at the Battle of the Coral Sea, although VF-2 pilots flying Grumman F4F Wildcats were able to rack up 17 claims there during the bitter 48-hour period of fighting. The second 'Fighting Two' was armed with the new Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat fighter. Arriving in Hawaii in October 1943, the squadron so impressed… (more)

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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (February 20, 2015)

Collection: Osprey Publishing

Page count: 96 pages

Language: English


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