Tag: VF-11 Sundowners

This F6F Hellcat Pilot and his Puppy were Inseparable until he was shot down over Indochina
‘Rabbit’ Moranville and ‘Gunner’ were inseparable until Moranville was shot down over Indochina in January 1945. On the afternoon of Jan. 12, 1945, VF-11 ‘Sundowners’ F6F Hellcats launched from USS Hornet (CV-12) to attack Tan Son Nhut airport, in French Indochina. Armed with 0.50-cal machine guns and 5-inch High-Velocity Aerial Rockets (HVARs),...