Year of photo: 1943
Location: Vella Lavella, Solomons
Other vehicles: Aircraft
Note: Extra high bow height.
Commentary: F6F-3 Hellcat of Navy Fighting Squadron 33 after dropping into a bomb crater at the Barakoma airstrip, Vella Lavella, Solomons, late 1943. Fighting 33 was one of the few land based fighter squadrons, a role later taken up by Marine squadrons.