F6F-3, flown by Lt. Lochridge, VF-38, Guadalcanal, late 1943
The very unusual marking consisting of a white spine and part of the tail
was typical for VF-38 Hellcats. Even more rare were pin-up girls on U.S.
Navy fighter aircraft.
VF-38 was established on June 20th, 1943 and supported the Allied
advance through New Georgia and the Solomon islands. The squadron was
disbanded on January 31st, 1946.
INFO Eduard - September 2018