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)

San Diego, California

(National Archives and Records Administration)

An F9F-2 is lowered on an elevator aboard the USS Kearsarge as it runs carrier qualification exercises off the coast of San Diego, California.


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