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U.S. NAVY AIRCRAFT - 1922-1962 DESIGNATION SYSTEM

Brewster F2A "Buffalo" Fighters
Ground & Shipboard Views

This page features views of Brewster F2A "Buffalo" fighters on board ship and on the ground.

For more views of F2A aircraft, see:

Photo #: 80-G-65566

Brewster F2A-3 fighter

Photographed on the ground, circa 1941.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives collection

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Photo #: 80-G-271041

Brewster F2A-3 "Buffalo" fighter,
probably from Marine Fighting Squadron 212 (VMF-212)

Receives maintenance in a camouflaged revetment at Marine Corps Air Station, Ewa, Hawaii, 25 April 1942.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives collection

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Photo #: 80-G-271047

Brewster F2A-3 "Buffalo" fighter

In a camouflaged revetment at Marine Corps Air Station, Ewa, Hawaii, 25 April 1942.
Note markings on the fuselage side: "2-MF-13", indicating assignment to Marine Fighting Squadron 212 (VMF-212).

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives collection

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Photo #: 80-G-271049

Brewster F2A-3 "Buffalo" fighter,
probably from Marine Fighting Squadron 212 (VMF-212)

Being fueled by ground crewmen in a camouflaged revetment at Marine Corps Air Station, Ewa, Hawaii, 1 May 1942.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives collection

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Photo #: 80-G-271050

Brewster F2A-3 "Buffalo" fighter,
probably from Marine Fighting Squadron 212 (VMF-212)

In a camouflaged revetment at Marine Corps Air Station, Ewa, Hawaii, 1 May 1942. The plane is hitched to a towing tractor.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives collection

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Photo #: 80-G-12905

Brewster F2A-3 "Buffalo" fighter

Rests in the flight deck gallery walkway after suffering landing gear failure while landing on board USS Long Island (AVG-1), off Palmyra Island, 25 July 1942.
This plane is from Marine Fighting Squadron 211 (VMF-211), the last Navy or Marine Corps unit to operate the F2A in a front-line capacity.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives collection

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Photo #: 80-G-12906

Brewster F2A-3 "Buffalo" fighter,
of Marine Fighting Squadron 211 (VMF-211)

Rests in the flight deck gallery netting after suffering landing gear failure while landing on board USS Long Island (AVG-1) off Palmyra Island, 25 July 1942.
Note marking "MF-5" on the plane's fuselage and very weathered paint.
The carrier's SC radar antenna is visible atop her stub mast at right.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives collection

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To the best of our knowledge, the pictures referenced here are all in the Public Domain, and can therefore be freely downloaded and used for any purpose.



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