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  F6F-5 Hellcat Bureau Number 94263  

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Ted Darcy 1976

Aircraft History
Built by Grumman. Constructors Number A-12015.Assigned to the US Navy.

Wartime History
Unknown. Used as a target drone at NAS China Lake but survived testing.

Storage & Restoration
Stored at NAS Norfolk from 1965-1970, then donated to the USMC Museum in 1976. Restored at MCAS Cherry Point, NC in 1978. Restored to appear as an F6F-3, and was later repainted.

Today it is on loan to the Cradle of Aviation Museum from 1983 to present. It is restoed in the markings of F6F 94263 of VMF-511.

Thanks to Ted Darcy for additional information.

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Last Updated
January 31, 2018


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