F4F Wildcat (multiple)

Charleston reunion (Oct 2013) 5321 F4F Wildcat

I photographed these examples of the Grumman F4F and FM-1/2 Wildcat at the Museum of Flight’s Personal Courage Wing; at the Pacific Aviation Museum at Pearl Harbor; on board the USS Yorktown at Patriots Point; at the Smithsonian NASM; Palm Springs, the Pima Air&Space Museum; and even an FM-2 listed as airworthy the Imperial War Museum in Duxford, England. I took the pics at Charleston, SC, during the 447th BG reunion in October 2013. The National Air & Space Museum visit was in 2015 during the 447th BG reunion in Washington DC.

Note that the Wildcat at the Museum of Flight during the Personal Courage Wing opening in 2004 (12296) was also photographed 10 years later at the Pacific Aviation Museum in Pearl Harbor during a Hawaii trip in 2014. A second Wildcat (86690) was photographed at the Museum of Flight in 2010.

F4F-3 12320 Wildcat; O’Hare Chicago 2018

General Motors FM-2 86690 (74512?) Wildcat; Museum of Flight 2010

Grumman F4F-3 12296 Wildcat; Museum of Flight 2004

Pacific Aviation Museum; 2014

Grumman FM-1 15392 Wildcat; National Air & Space Museum 2015

General Motors FM-2 55627; Palm Springs 2018

General Motors FM-2 86564; Yanks/Chino 2018

General Motors FM-2 16161 Wildcat; Pima Air&Space Museum 2017

Grumman F4F-3A 3956 Wildcat; Patriots Point 2013

Grumman FM-2 86711 Wildcat; IWM Duxford 2008