Out of the 6,477 planes shot down by US Navy pilots, 4,947 (76%) were in Hellcats. The land based United States Marine Corps Hellcats shot down 209 enemy planes.
The USS Essex had some of the initial F6F-3s assigned to its VF-5 / VF-9 squadron which used them on August 31, 1943 against Marcus Island.
The United Kingdom used 252 Hellcat Mk Is (F6F-3s) and 930 / 932 Hellcat Mk IIs (F6F-5s). 70 / 175 of those were converted to F6F-5N night fighters.
The Tirpitz was attacked by Royal Navy Hellcats on April 3, 1944, at Kaafjord, Norway.
Marianas Turkey Shoot
Around 400 Japanese planes were shot down by Hellcats during the Marianas Turkey Shoot from June 19 to June 20, 1944.
The final Hellcats in service with the US Navy were used at unmanned flying bombs.