Wildcats from Ranger tangled with the Luftwaffe over Norway in the 1943 feint operation aimed at drawing out Tirpitz. There's even a memorial to a downed F4F pilot along the Norway coast (don't remember where) that has at it the recovered prop from the aircraft.
A quick look at the Wikipedia write-up on Hellcats refers to their use by the RN in the Mediterranean and also off Norway, but no details. I didn't check in their bibliography section.
The RN operated Hellcats off Norway, and I think there was contact. I'll looks for specifics later today.
one memory i believe it was the only time HELCATS fought German fighters!