JohnB Posted May 24 Share Posted May 24 I've seen the 1st photo before and the other three also but had never put 2 and 2 together that they are all the same Hellcat (as near as I can tell). He landed on the USS Cowpens on fire. The fire crews had their work cut out for them. You can see in the 1st photo the a/c number on the fuselage is #3. The 2nd photo is a/c #3 also as is the 3rd photo (and you can see in the background the stacks of the carrier which shows it's a light carrier which Cowpens was). Can't see any numbers on the last photo but it obviously is the same a/c. Very interesting I think! It would be great to see other photos of this incident. 3 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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