Grumman F6F Hellcat "Minsi III" (BuNo-70143) flown by top WWII naval ace and Medal of Honor recipient, Cdr. David McCampbell, aboard the USS Essex in October of 1944. The F6F Hellcat was a rugged and powerful 'work horse' for the USN. Introduced in late 1943, it accounted for over 55% of all Navy/Marine air victories.
Grumman Bearcat "Wampus Cat" The had upgraded armament (from the earlier four cal. machine guns in the of four 20 mm cannons mounted in the wings and could carry lbs. of bombs or four un-guided rockets.
This print depicts the Navy's all time leading ace, David McCampbell. "Minsi III" was an Hellcat David McCampbell flew in which he scored the last of his 34 victories - "The Ace Maker" by Mark Karvon on DeviantArt