Alex Olson 2004
H. E. Sawyer 2006
Built by Lockheed. Assigned to the 13th Air Force, 347th Fighter Group. USAAF serial number unknown. Likely, this P-38 was a G or H model.
Took off from Segi
(Seghe) Airstrip and ditched 50' offshore from Segi (Seghe) off the runway. The pilot swam ashore and
survived. Date of ditching unknown, likely middle 1943.
The wreck is intact, including propellors and canopy.
The 20mm cannon is still present, but the four 50 caliber machine guns are removed (unclear if wartime salvage or postwar). The Lightning has little marine growth, and is a popular
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January 1, 2014