F4F Wildcat and F6F Hellcat Aces of VF-2 #125 Osprey Aircraft of the Aces

By: Thomas McKelvey Cleaver

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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, but 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 Cdr Edward H 'Butch' O'Hare, the Medal of Honor winning first US Navy ace of World War 2, that he requested the squadron replace VF-6 in his Carrier Air Group 6 aboard USS Enterprise. No other US Navy unit created as many aces as VF-2, whose pilots went into action over the Carolines, Marianas, Guam, Iwo Jima and the Battle of the Philippines Sea. Using exquisite photographs and first-hand accounts from the elite fliers themselves, this volume tells the story of the ace pilots who comprised the original VF-2 and the second.

Title: F4F Wildcat and F6F Hellcat Aces of VF-2 #125 Osprey Aircraft of the Aces

Author Name: Thomas McKelvey Cleaver

Categories: Aircraft & Air Warfare, Military,

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2015

ISBN Number: 1472805585

ISBN Number 13: 9781472805584

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: New

Type: Book

Kg: 1.00 Kg

Seller ID: 000421