The Navy Gets a Panther

It wasn’t the flashiest jet fighter, but the Grumman F9F was a rugged little aircraft that did everything asked of it

A U.S. Navy F9F Panther assigned to Carrier Air Group 2 cruises past Mount Fuji on a port call in Japan during the Korean War. (National Archives and Records Administration)

After Battle


Future astronaut John Glenn stands next to the battle-damaged tail of his U.S. Marine Corps F9F.


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