Flying coffin over Midway by andreasgr ()
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19 F2A Buffalos and 6 F4F Wildcats started on June 4th 1942 from Midway to defend against over 100 Japanese Zeros, Vals and Kates.
They shoot down 4 Zeros, 6 Vals, 1 Kate and and damaged some, but 14 USMC pilots lost there life.
After the battle only 3 F2A and 3 F4F were still airworthy.
It was the first and only time that the F2A fought under american coloures against Japanese planes.
Claimed aircrafts by the F2A: 1 Zero, 3 Vals and 1 Kate