Hobby Master 1:48 Air Power Series HA8904 Grumman F4F-3 Wildcat USN VF-3, White F-15, Edward "Butch" O'Hare, USS Lexington, 1943. 1/48 Scale Diecast Model, Size: 9.5" Wingspan, 7.25" Long, Optional Up & Down Landing Gear, Armaments & Display Stand Are Included.
The Grumman F4F Wildcat is an American carrier-based fighter aircraft that began service in 1940 with the United States Navy, and the British Royal Navy where it was initially known as the Martlet. First used by the British in the North Atlantic, the Wildcat was the only effective fighter available to the United States Navy and Marine Corps in the Pacific Theater during the early part of the Second World War. The disappointing Brewster Buffalo was withdrawn in favor of the Wildcat and replaced as aircraft became available. Primary Role: Fighter-Aircraft.
On February 20, 1942 LTCDR Edward Henry “Butch” O’Hare became the USN’s first Ace and two months later was awarded the Medal of Honor, the first WWII USN pilot to do so. On February 20, 1942 O’Hare attacked a formation of nine Japanese Mitsubishi G4M “Betty” bombers and single handedly shot down five of the attackers and damaged a sixth. On the night of November 26, 1943 O’Hare was shot down and was never found. He was awarded the Navy Cross posthumously. In his honor a USN destroyer and Chicago’s Orchard Depot Airport were named O’Hare.
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|Size:||9.5" Wingspan, 7.25" Long|
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