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2 - Series 1 - F6F Hellcat - US Navy - USS Lexington


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Collector’s Series #2 – US Navy F6F Hellcat from the USS Lexington (CV-16 – The Blue Ghost). The details of this paint scheme are still being researched in Institutional & National Archives. Originally this series was to recognize Lt. Cmdr. Paul Buie – Commanding Officer of VF-16 nick-named “Buie’s Bandits” but officially called the Pistol Packin’ Airdales. Buie ended the war with 9 confirmed kills, but he more famous for coining the well known phrase “The Mariana’s Turkey Shoot”, as well as being Alex Vraciu’s CO. For now, this Series remains unassigned to a pilot until discrepancies can be confirmed regarding his plane number.

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3 - Series 1 - F6F Hellcat - US Navy - USS Tulagi


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Collector’s Series #3 – US Navy F6F Hellcat from the USS Tulagi. The USS Tulagi was an escort carrier that was assigned to a Royal Navy battle group for “Operation Dragoon" which was part of the D-Day Invasion of France. It is often over looked in the Hellcat’s history that it too fought and claimed victories over German aircraft. During “Operation Dragoon", Ensign A.R. Wood was one of several US Navy pilots to down German planes, however, his actual number of confirmed kills is uncertain. Working with the current historian for the USS Tulagi, there are conflicting records if Ens. Wood shot down 1 or 4 German planes. With all known resources exhausted, it was decided to give Ens. Wood the benefit of the doubt and have this series show a total of 4 kills.

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Last additions - Aircraft
Exhaust.jpg
214 viewsJul 01, 2008
Front.jpg
159 viewsJul 01, 2008
Profile.jpg
181 viewsJul 01, 2008
Rear_Angle.jpg
112 viewsJul 01, 2008
Side.jpg
102 viewsJul 01, 2008
Series_3_USS_Tulagi_Front_Angle.jpg
134 viewsJul 01, 2008
Series_2_USS_Lexington_006.jpg
131 viewsJul 01, 2008
Series_2_USS_Lexington_013.jpg
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