Grumman Martlet in U.S. Colours

Grumman Martlet in U S Colours
Picture of a Grumman Martlet of the Fleet Air Arm in U.S. colours during Operation Torch. The change was made in the hope that French resistance in North Africa would be less if the French believed the British were not taking part in the landings.

Taken from Fleet Air Arm, HMSO, published 1943, p.125

Wildcat Aces of World War 2, Barrett Tillman. Osprey Aircraft of the Aces 3. A well balanced look at the combat service of the Grumman F4F Wildcat, the most important Allied naval fighter for most of the Second World War, looking at its service with the US Navy from Pearl Harbor to the end of the war, and its role with the Fleet Air Arm. [see more]
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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (22 April 2007), Grumman Martlet in U.S. colours , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_grumman_martlet5.html

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