Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation history is outlined in a timeline compiled from A Chronicle Of The Aviation Industry In America 1903 1947, subtitled "A Salute To The Aviation Industry" entries.
Affectionately known as the "Grumman Iron Works," the company produced a number of highly successful planes for the US Navy. Their planes had a reputation for getting pilots and crews home even after severe damage.
- FF1 prewar biplane fighter
- F2F prewar biplane fighter
- F3F prewar biplane fighter
- F4F Wildcat (British Martlet) single-engined midwing fighter
F4F is included on F6F page
- XF5F (Army XP-50) Skyrocket experimental two-engined fighter
- F6F Hellcat single-engined low-wing fighter
- F7F Tigercat two-engined fighter
- F8F Bearcat single-engined low-wing fighter
- JF Duck single-engined biplane light utility amphibian
- J2F Duck single-engined biplane light utility amphibian
- JRF Goose two-engined amphibious transport
- J3F Widgeon (British Gosling) two-engined amphibious transport
- XBSF prewar two-place single-engined biplane scout bomber
- TBF Avenger three-place single-engined torpedo/dive bomber
- XTB2F proposed two-engine torpedo bomber
- XTSF proposed two-place two-engine torpedo/dive bomber, derived from F7F
- "Fighting Squadrons Up!" shows an F4F-3 in flight, seen from 2 o'clock; plane has "meatball" insigne.
- "V " shows an F4F-3 in flight, seen from 2 o'clock over a convoy formation; plane has "meatball" insigne.
- "Grumman Wildcat" shows an F4F-3 in flight, seen from 2 o'clock; plane has "meatball" insigne. Ad also shows two Lexington-class carriers, seen from starboard high.
- "Well done, Wildcat" shows an F4F-3 on carrier deck, seen from 2 o'clock; plane has "meatball" insigne; middle of plane is occluded by deck crewman in foreground.
- "Too Bad For the Axis" shows an Avenger in flight, seen from 10 o'clock; plane has star-in-circle insigne, appears to be in blue-over-grey scheme.
Starting in late 1942 Grumman went to "Grumman makes planes that make history" corporate motto.
- "Zero hour for Zeros" shows three F4Fs, seen from 3 o'clock low, showing nearly the whole underside. Planes have star-in-circle insignia.
we fight our country's battles in the air, on land and sea
" shows an F4F on the ground, seen from 10 o'clock, close, with helmeted GI in front of left wing; plane appears to be in blue-over-grey camo. F4F in background is seen from 3 o'clock low.
Photo was probably taken at Guadalcanal.
- "US Marines flying Grumman Wildcats sink big Jap cruiser off Wake Island!" is an 11-panel color Sunday-comic-strip-style story of Marine aviators defending Wake Island.
- "Off Guadalcanal Grumman Wildcats sink Jap destroyers with machine guns only" is an 11-panel color Sunday-comic-strip-style story of Marine aviators flying out of Henderson Field.
In 1944 Grumman went to color paintings in a black surround for their ad campaign.
All Hellcats in these ads seem to be painted in Dark Sea Blue overall.
- "US Navy's Grumman Hellcats in Action off Saipan" shows 2 F6Fs in flight, seen from 11 o'clock; planes have star-and-bar insignia, look to be in blue-over-grey color scheme. Page is black-and-white.
- "US Navy's Grumman Hellcats Poised for Action" shows 2 F6Fs in flight, seen from 11 o'clock; planes have star-and-bar insignia, are in blue-over-grey color scheme. Page is in color.
- "US Navy's Grumman Hellcats Escorts of the Sky" shows three Hellcats in flight, seen from nearly 12 o'clock; there are 12 PBJs in OD camo in background.
- "US Navy's Grumman Hellcat Completes a Mission" shows an F6F from 1 o'clock; a carrier sinks in the background.
- "US Navy's Grumman Hellcats on Combat Patrol" shows two Hellcats seen from 10 o'clock high. A carrier is in the background.
- "US Carrier Launches Navy's Grumman Hellcats shows a Hellcat over a carrier deck, close to the carrier's island. Plane has flaps deployed, is seen from 1 o'clock. Two small Hellcats in the background are seen from 8 o'clock low. Planes have star-and-bar insignia.
- "US Navy's Grumman Hellcats Return from a Raid" shows a Hellcat about six feet above the first wire on final approach. Plane is seen from 2 o'clock, deck level. Small F6F in background is seen from 7 o'clock. Planes have star-and-bar insignia.
- "US Navy's Grumman Night Fighters Hit Tokyo" shows two F6F-5Ns in flight, firing, seen from 10 o'clock.
- "US Navy's Grumman Hellcats 'On Target'" shows Hellcats on a bombing run; foreground plane has rockets under wings, is seen from 2 o'clock low.
- "Rugged Construction of the US Navy's Grumman Hellcat Helped Bring This Pilot Back to Fight Again" shows a Hellcat on final approach to a carrier landing, trailing fire; flaps are deployed; view is from 11 o'clock.