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Grumman F6F Hellcat/Bu. 77722



Bureau #: 77722
Construction #: A-8867
Civil Registration:
  None
Model: F6F-5K
Name: None
Status: Display
Last info: 2008
  History:
Delivered to USN as 77722.
- BOC: Jan. 1945.
- Converted to F6F-1K drone, 1956.
- Based at NAS China Lake & NAS Point Mugu, CA, 1956-1961.
- Damaged during landing, struck vehcle, NAS Point Mugu, May 1961.
US Naval Reserve Base, Andrews AFB, MD, 1965-2008.
- Mounted as a working wind vane.
- Displayed as USN 22.

Source(s):
Chapman, John & Goodall, Geoff, Edited by Paul Coggan - Warbirds Directory,Warbirds Worldwide Ltd., Mansfield, England, 1989.
Goodall, Geoff - Warbirds Directory-4th Edition, 2003.
Photo Source(s):
Mike Furline, 2003.

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