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Wildcats and Hellcats

Wildcats and Hellcats

Over at Ault Field, the earliest squadrons of aircraft were F4F Wildcats, which came aboard in 1942, followed by F6F Hellcats.

Later that year, PV-1 Venturas arrived for training. By the end of 1943, the F4Fs were gone, replaced by the F6F Hellcats.

In 1944, SBD Dauntless dive bombers became the predominant aircraft at Ault Field.

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