VF-12 F6F

 Speaking of ethosgreat new site (h/t: Maggie) put up by the family of “Mac” McWhorter, who flew in VF-9, was CO of VF-12 and the first Hellcat ace.  Lots of remembrances by those who were there and remember him both during and after the war.  We’ve added the site to the blogroll on the right under “Naval Aviation.”  One of our favorite posts went like this:

One of the memories I have of Mac is a statement he made in the VF9 ready room in 1943…
He said ” It sems to me we’re doing a lot of floatin and not much fightin”.
As we know, that changed over Okinawa and then Japan.

 Ethos…live it.