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Lockheed P-38 Lightning (F-4, F-5 Lightning)
Listing by unit. Note: Some aircraft served in several different groups and are listed twice.

 

List by USAAF Serial Number
P-38E
P-38E 41-2006  crashed and abandoned Cold Bay Airfield
P-38E 41-2027  crashed and abandoned Cold Bay Airfield (confirm SN vs B's - wrecked March Field June 1, 1942)
P-38E 41-2276  pilot Ambrose crashed November 28, 1942 discovered during 1998, remains recovered 2004
F-4-1-LO (Photo Reconnaissance P-38E)
F-4 41-2014  pilot Kneeskern crsahed July 31, 1943
F-4 41-2098  pilot Peterson MIA September 14, 1942
F-4 41-2122  transfered to RAAF displayed at Darwin Aviation Museum
F-4 "Fainting Flozzie II" 41-2123  pilot ? crashed November 28, 1942
F-4 41-2125  pilot Staller crashed August 13, 1942
F-4 "Hellapoppin Hepcat" 41-2137  pilot Murphy MIA June 26, 1943
F-4 "Pouting Peggy" 41-2139  salvaged September 26, 1944 at Brisbane
F-4 41-2140  pilot Morton crashed March 16, 1943
F-4 "Limping Lizzie" 41-2156  condemmed April 26, 1944
F-4 "Dotin' Donna" 41-2177  pilot Blackard crashed May 21, 1943
F-4 "Alice The Goon" 41-2209  pilot Erb MIA December 30, 1943
F-4 41-2217  scrapped September 26, 1944 at Brisbane
F-4 pilot Connelly  MIA May 2, 1942
P-38F
P-38F 41-7520  pilot McChristy crashed June 22, 1943
P-38F-5-LO
P-38F 42-12623  pilot Faurot MIA March 3, 1943
P-38F 42-12633  pilot Eason MIA March 3, 1943
P-38F 42-12637  pilot DeGraffenreid crashed August 21, 1943
P-38F "Synchronized Sal" 42-12646  pilot Rowsey crashed December 4, 1942
P-38F 42-12647  pilot ? force landed January 1944 salvaged 1975-1978, displayed PNG Museum parts removed
P-38F "Thumper" 42-12644  ultimate fate unknown likely scrapped
P-38F 42-12649  pilot Cella ditched November 4, 1942
P-38F 42-12650  pilot Morgan force landed July 16, 1943
P-38F 42-12652  abandoned Finchafen, salvaged 1999, exported to United States circa 2003-4
P-38F 42-12653  ultimate fate unknown likely scrapped
P-38F "Regina I" 42-12654  ultimate fate unknown likely scrapped
P-38F "Sooner" 42-12655  pilot Haniotis MIA November 5, 1943, 1 missing
P-38F 42-12665  pilot Mangas MIA January 8, 1943
P-38F 43-2178  assigned to Chandler. ultimate fate unknown, likely scrapped
P-38G-1-LO
P-38G 42-12690  pilot Holmes "Yamamoto Mission" ultimate fate unknown, likely scrapped
P-38G 42-12698  pilot Hays MIA October 13, 1943
P-38G "Veni Vidi Vici" 42-12705  pilot Craig crashed March 4, 1944
P-38G 42-12709  pilot Strommen crashed September 15, 1943
P-38G 42-12711  pilot Hawthorne crashed January 22, 1944
P-38G 42-12715  pilot Shifflet crashed March 3, 1943
P-38G-5-LO
P-38G "Dumbo!" 42-12847  pilot Laing crashed September 2, 1943
P-38G 42-12848  pilot Love crashed November 2, 1943
P-38G 42-12849  pilot Sells crashed April 14, 1943
P-38G 42-12850  piloted Fagan MIA September 6, 1943
P-38G 42-12856  pilot Wunder MIA October 13, 1943
P-38G 42-12857  pilot Wilson crashed April 12, 1943
P-38G 42-12863  pilot Lidstrom force landed February 20, 1943
P-38G 42-12866  pilot Bauhof force landed February 20, 1943
P-38G-10-LO
P-38G 42-13361  pilot Hoyle MIA July 17, 1943
P-38G 42-13381  pilot Hensley ditched May 28, 1943
P-38G 42-13400  pilot Nesmith force landed January 1, 1945
P-38G 42-13415  pilot Harmon crashed October 30, 1943
P-38G-13-LO
P-38G 43-2199  pilot Johnson MIA November 7, 1943
P-38G 43-2208  pilot Wandrey crashed October 8, 1943
P-38G 43-2200  ultimate fate unknown, likely scrapped
P-38G 43-2201  pilot Smith crashed August 20, 1943
P-38G 43-2203  pilot Evers crashed November 2, 1943
P-38G "Beautiful Lass" 43-2204  pilot Powell MIA December 28, 1943
P-38G 43-2205  pilot Harrington crashed April 21, 1943
P-38G 43-2206  pilot King ditched July 17, 1943
P-38G "Ruff Stuff" 43-2212  ultimate fate unknown, likely scrapped
P-38G 43-2215  pilot Douglas force landed February 20, 1943
P-38G 43-2218  pilot Whitaker MIA April 29, 1943
P-38G 43-2238  pilot Lanphier "Yamamoto Mission" ultimate fate unknown, likely scrapped
P-38G "Old Ironsides" 43-2239 #138  written off March 29, 1943
P-38G "Oriloe" 43-2242  pilot Murray Shubin
P-38G "Miss Virginia" 43-2264  pilot Barber "Yamamoto Mission" ultimate fate unknown, likely scrapped
P-38G 43-2269  pilot Yeager crashed June 2, 1943
P-38G 43-2271 pilot Sibley MIA July 10, 1943
P-38G 43-2290  ultimate fate unknown
P-38G-15-LO
P-38G 43-2382  pilot Bennett crashed April 12, 1943
P-38G "Lil-De-Icer / G.I. Annie" 43-2386  pilot Gentile MIA November 7, 1943
P-38G 43-2387  pilot Planck crashed November 2, 1943 pilot rescued
F-5A-1-LO (Photo Reconnaissance P-38G)
F-5A 42-12678  pilot Nord MIA February 14, 1943
F-5A 42-12679  ultimate fate unknown
F-5A 42-12680  pilot Roberts MIA May 8, 1943
F-5A-10-LO (Photo Reconnaissance P-38G)
F-5A 42-12967  pilot Mancini MIA April 22, 1943, 1 missing
F-5A 42-12977  pilot Peterson MIA August 17, 1943, 1 missing
F-5A 4212983  pilot Baird MIA July 2, 1943, 1 missing
F-5A 42-12984  pilot Martin crashed January 17, 1944
F-5A "Eager Beaver" 42-13073  pilot Hargersheimer crashed June 5, 1943
F-5A 42-13084  pilot Leonhardt force landed 1943 salvaged 1978 PNG Museum until 2001
F-5A 42-13088  pilot Taylor MIA September 10, 1944
F-5A 42-13102  pilot Jones MIA July 2, 1944
F-5A pilot Weckel  ditched May 5, 1943 rescued May 13, 1943
F-5B-1-LO (Photo Reconnaissance P-38G)
F-5B 42-67328  pilot Herzog MIA April 18, 1944
F-5B 42-67360  pilot Copenhaver March 5, 1944
F-5B 42-67363  pilot Christian MIA March 3, 1944
F-5B 42-67383  pilot Clark crashed April 30, 1944
F-5B pilot Deutschman  crash landed July 7, 1944
P-38H-1-LO
P-38H 42-66502  pilot Dunlop force landed August 30, 1943
P-38H "Skidoo" 42-66504  pilot Dahl ultimate fate unknown, likely scrapped
P-38H "Porky II" 42-66506  pilot Cragg crashed December 26, 1943
P-38H 42-66513  assigned Roberts written off December 13, 1943
P-38H "Charlcie Jeann" 42-66516  pilot Price MIA October 13, 1943
P-38H 42-66517  pilot Larson force landed July 21, 1943
P-38H 42-66522  pilot Seiber crashed October 15, 1943
P-38H 42-66523  pilot Bartlett MIA October 29, 1943
P-38H 42-66528  pilot Danson MIA March 14, 1944
P-38H 42-66534  pilot Weldon force landed January 18, 1944
P-38H 42-66538  pilot Smith force landed September 2, 1943
P-38H 42-66539  pilot Danforth MIA January 23, 1944
P-38H 42-66542  pilot Phillips MIA September 8, 1943
P-38H "Hot Box Annie" 42-66545  pilot Robertson MIA January 18, 1944
P-38H "Charlcie Jeann II" 42-66546  pilot Meyer crashed November 9, 1943
P-38H 42-66547  pilot Garrison MIA September 22, 1943
P-38H 42-66554  pilot Ritter MIA January 18, 1944
P-38H 42-66555  pilot Mikucky crashed April 16, 1944
P-38H 42-66556  pilot Morris crashed September 5 1943
P-38H 42-66561  pilot Hagan MIA October 17, 1943
P-38H 42-66562  pilot Gronemeyer, passenger Springer MIA December 31, 1944, wreckage found1980, resolved
P-38H 42-66563  pilot Adams MIA September 2, 1943
P-38H 42-66572  pilot Schmidt MIA August 18, 1943
P-38H 42-66578  condemned during August 1943
P-38H 42-66581  pilot Palmer force landed November 2, 1943
P-38H 42-66593  pilot Smith MIA November 8, 1943
P-38H 42-66596  pilot Smith crashed November 9, 1943
P-38H 42-66626  pilot Eubanks MIA October 19, 1943
P-38H 42-66631  pilot Myers MIA December 22, 1943
P-38H 42-66662  pilot Shea MIA November 2, 1943
P-38H 42-66665  pilot Richardson MIA November 2, 1943
P-38H "Corky Jr" 42-66668  pilot Keown MIA April 16, 1944
P-38H 42-66671  pilot Kincaid crashed January 7, 1944
P-38H 42-66680  pilot Brown MIA January 17, 1944
P-38H-5-LO
P-38H 42-66734  pilot Lundy crashed September 13, 1943
P-38H 42-66737  pilot Smith MIA November 16, 1943
P-38H 42-66738  pilot McWhorter force landed July 13, 1944
P-38H 42-66743  pilot Hedrick MIA October 17, 1943
P-38H 42-66745  pilot Northrup crashed August 24, 1943
P-38H 42-66747  pilot Mayo MIA November 2, 1943
P-38H "Blood & Guts II" 42-66748  pilot Ryrholm crashed September 4, 1943 wreckage reported 2005 case resolved
P-38H 42-66752  pilot Badgett MIA February 8, 1944
P-38H 42-66803  scrapped June 1944
P-38H "Pudgy II" 42-66817  ultimate fate unknown, likely scrapped
P-38H 42-66818  ultimate fate unknown, likely scrapped
P-38H 42-66821  pilot Lutton MIA November 2, 1943
P-38H 42-66826  pilot Dirkin force landed November 16, 1943 Western Province
P-38H "Maiden Head Hunter" 42-66827  ultimate fate unknown, likely scrapped
P-38H 42-66828  pilot Hawkins crashed June 23, 1944
P-38H 42-66832  pilot Reeves MIA April 16, 1944
P-38H 42-66833  pilot Sims shot down September 20, 1943
P-38H 42-66834  pilot Roberts crashed November 9, 1943
P-38H 42-66835  assigned to the 8th FG, 80th FS, piloted by Major Cragg on November 2, 1943 over Rabaul
P-38H 42-66836  pilot McGuire crashed October 17, 1943
P-38H 42-66837  pilot Bellows crashed September 13, 1943
P-38H "Little Grace" 42-66840  ultimate fate unknown, likely scrapped
P-38H 42-66841  pilot Wolgemuth force landed June 10, 1944
P-38H 42-66843  pilot Giertsen crashed November 2, 1943
P-38H 42-66846  pilot Cours crashed April 30, 1944
P-38H 42-66849  pilot Czarnecki crashed October 23, 1943
P-38H "Mareelee II" 42-66851  pilot Sullivan force landed September 20, 1943
P-38H "Regina Coeli" 42-66856  pilot Jeakle crashed December 18, 1943
P-38H 42-66857  pilot King MIA November 2, 1943
P-38H 42-66864  pilot Whistler MIA September 30, 1943
P-38H 42-66865  pilot Jennings crashed January 7, 1944
P-38H 42-66869  pilot Illnicki ditched November 27, 1943
P-38H 42-66888  pilot Richards MIA October 19, 1943
P-38H 42-66892 pilot Cox MIA December 25, 1943, POW executed March 3/4, 1944
P-38H "Jan II" 42-66893 pilot Livsey force landed October 7, 1943
P-38H 42-66897  pilot Hart crashed January 17, 1944
P-38H "Jandina" 42-668??  ultimate fate unknown, likely scrapped
P-38H 42-66902  ultimate fate unknown, likely scrapped
P-38H 42-66904  pilot Bateson MIA October 8, 1943
P-38H "Japanese Sandman II" 42-66905  pilot Dawson crashed December 4, 1943
P-38H "We Dood It" 4 2-66908  pilot Pare crash landed October 17, 1943
P-38H 42-66909  pilot Taylor crashed December 23, 1943
P-38H 42-66911  pilot Quinones MIA November 7, 1943 POW survived the war
P-38H "T-Rigor Mortis" 42-66912  ultimate fate unknown, likely scrapped
P-38H 42-67001  pilot Goodrich crash landed June 6, 1944 pilot POW, died, remains recovered
P-38J-5-LO
P-38J "Strictly Sex" 42-67140  ultimate fate unknown, likely scrapped
P-38J 42-67142  pilot Donaldson MIA December 22, 1943
P-38J 42-67152  pilot Gidley MIA January 23, 1944
P-38J 42-67155  pilot Head ditched January 18, 1944
P-38J 42-67171  pilot Langen MIA January 17, 1944
P-38J 42-67179  pilot Black January 17, 1944
P-38J-10-LO
P-38J "Corky III" 42-67580  ultimate fate unknown, likely scrapped
P-38J 42-67584  pilot Barton MIA April 3, 1944
P-38J "Jandina II" 42-67590  ultimate fate unknown, likely scrapped
P-38J 42-67593  pilot Martin MIA June 11, 1944
P-38J 42-67611  pilot Schoettel MIA January 17, 1944
P-38J 42-67617  pilot Heckler MIA January 17, 1944
P-38J 42-67618  pilot Kelly crashed January 20, 1944
P-38J "Miss V" 42-67626  pilot Duke crashed June 6, 1944, 1 missing, wreckage found 2012 remains recovered, case resolved
P-38J 42-67638  pilot Kidder force landed February 2, 1945
P-38J 42-67762  displayed NASM Udvar-Hazy Center
P-38J 42-67773  pilot Byers MIA December 25, 1943
P-38J 42-67783  pilot McCloud MIA January 28, 1944 rescued
P-38J 42-67785  pilot Snell MIA January 17, 1944
P-38J 42-67788  pilot McDonald MIA April 18, 1944
P-38J-15-LO
P-38J 42-103983  ultimate fate unknown
P-38J 42-103987  pilot Lynch crashed March 8, 1944
P-38J "Jandina III" 42-103988  pilot Robbins force landed May 7, 1944
P-38J "Marge" 42-103993  pilot Malone crashed March 22, 1944
P-38J "Putt Putt Maru" 42-104024  ultimate fate unknown likely scrapped
P-38J 42-104355  pilot MacDonald crashed April 16, 1944
P-38J 42-104359  pilot Hasty crashed June 5, 1944
P-38J "Marge" 42-104380  crashed Manila Bay
P-38J 42-104385  pilot Neely MIA April 16, 1944
P-38J 42-104390 pilot Longman MIA April 16, 1944 wreckage found 2005, remains recovered 2009-2010, resolved
P-38J 43-28516  pilot Campbell MIA June 3, 1944
P-38J "Virginia Marie" 43-28538  assigned to Anderson ultimate fate uknown likely scrapped
P-38J 43-28570  pilot Mathis crashed June 5, 1944
P-38J "Jandina IV" 43-28832  assigned to Robbins ultimate fate uknown likely scrapped
P-38J 43-28834  pilot Griffiths MIA January 27, 1945
P-38J 44-23122  pilot Russell MIA November 11, 1944
P-38J "Decatur Illinois" Nose 186 pilot Cochran ditched July 28, 1944
P-38J-20-LO
P-38J 44-23227  pilot Eastman crashed August 18, 1944
P-38J "Yippee" 44-23296  crashed January 29, 1945
P-38J 44-23314  displayed Planes of Fame Museum
P-38J 44-23394  pilot Westbrook crashed Novemeber 22, 1944
P-38J 44-23397 pilot Glenny MIA November 10, 1944
P-38J 44-23526  pilot Frank crashed September 11, 1944
P-38J 44-23552  pilot ? crashed March 6, 1945
P-38L-1-LO
P-38L "Pudgy V" 44-24155
 assigned to McGuire ultimate fate unknown, likely scrapped
P-38L 44-23935  pilot Laseter MIA November 10, 1944
P38L 44-23957  pilot Dahl ditched November 10, 1944
P-38L 44-23935  pilot Laseter MIA November 10, 1944
P-38L 44-25455  pilot Shannon MIA January 20, 1945
P-38L 44-24519  pilot Smith MIA April 13, 1945, 1 missing
P-38L "Lizzie IV" 44-24842  pilot Purdy crashed December 11, 1944
P-38L "Putt Putt Maru III" 44-24843
 pilot Condon MIA January 2, 1945
P-38L "Eileen-Ann" 44-24845  pilot McGuire MIA January 7, 1945
P-38L 44-24846  pilot Koeck crashed December 25, 1944
P-38L 44-24889  pilot Provencio crashed December 25, 1944
F-5E-4-LO (Photo Reconnaissance P-38L)
F-5E 44-24485  pilot Willis MIA July 10, 1945
F-5E 44-24953  pilot Shannon MIA May 29, 1945
F5E "Well Bust Ma' Britches!" ultimate fate unknown
P-38L-5-LO
P-38L "Double Bourbon" 44-25239  operated Howard Field in Panama
P-38L 44-25427  pilot Hill crashed January 31, 1945
P-38L "Florida Cracker" 44-25432  assigned to Joseph M. Forster
P-38L "Blood & Guts" 44-25600  pilot Frazee crashed July 20, 1945
P-38L "Eileen-Anne / Kim IV" 44-25656  ultimate fate unknown, likely scrapped
P-38L "Lizzie V" 44-25930  crash landed January 9, 1945
P-38L 44-26538  pilot Stier crashed July 13, 1945
P-38L 44-26969   pilot Ethell crashed June 6, 1997
P-38L 44-27231  owned by Ronald Fagen / Minnesota Airways in the markings of P-38G "Ruff Stuff"
P-38L 44-53015  displayed at McGuire AFB in the markings of P-38L "Pudgy V" 42-66817
P-38L 44-53097  displayed Museum of Flight in the markings of P-38L "LIzzy V" 44-25930
P-38L 44-53232 displayed USAF Museum
P-38L pilot Henderson  crashed July 13, 1945

List by Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Serial Number
F-4 Lightning A55-1  (41-2158) crash landed September 2, 1944 undercarriage collapsed landing at Coomalie
F-4 Lightning A55-2  (41-2159) pilot Cridland crashed November 20, 1942
F-4 Lightning A55-3  (41-2144) force landed December 10, 1943 displayed Australian Aviation Heritage Centre (Darwin Aviation Museum)

Other Known Aircraft
P-38 crashed Bensbach  force landed near Bensbach
P-38 crashed near Nobnob  crashed at Nobnob near Amron
P-38 ditched near Samar  wreckage found near Samar
P-38 ditched near Segi  ditched off Segi
P-38 Morehead  crashed near Morehead
P-38 pilot E. McGuire  force landed October 24, 1943
P-38 pilot Feehan  MIA August 21, 1943
P-38 pilot Guttel  MIA August 21, 1943
P-38 pilot Krisher  MIA August 21, 1943
P-38 pilot McCarthy crashed July 21, 1943
P-38 pilot Mahony  crashed January 3, 1945
P-38 pilot Perkins crashed March 21, 1944
P-38 pilot Darcey  MIA October 6, 1944
P-38 pilot Love  crashed July 13, 1943
P-38 pilot Bauhof crashed May 14, 1943
P-38F pilot Sparks  damaged December 27, 1943 repaired ultimate fate unknown
P-38F pilot Porter  ditched November 4, 1942
P-38F ditched off Guadalcanal displayed Vilu Museum
P-38 pilot 1st Lt. George I. Gombert, Jr. MIA February 27, 1944, 1 missing
P-38F "The Japanese Sandman" written off after April 12, 1943
P-38G "Elsie"  force landed April 5, 1943 ultimate fate unknown, likely scrapped or otherwise disappeared
P-38G pilot Alger  Force landed April 12, 1943 at 7-Mile Drome
P-38G pilot Rist  MIA February 13, 1943
P-38G pilot Blythe damaged August 16, 1943
P-38G pilot McIntyre crashed April 29, 1943
P-38G pilot Morton  ditched February 13, 1943
P-38G pilot Cramer  ditched February 13, 1943
P-38G pilot Lockridge  ditched February 13, 1943
P-38G pilot Finkenstein  MIA February 14, 1943
P-38G pilot White  MIA February 14, 1943
P-38G pilot Mulvey  ditched February 14, 1943
P-38G pilot Hine  MIA April 18, 1943 "Yamamoto Mission"
P-38G pilot Huey  MIA/POW February 14, 1943
P-38G pilot Mathers  KIA August 23, 1943
P-38G pilot Neater  KIA July 11, 1943
P-38G "Daisy 2nd" Nose 125  pilot Rex Barber on March 29, 1943
P-38H pilot Weiss  MIA March 19, 1944
P-38H pilot Durkin ditched November 8, 1943
P-38J "Corky IV"  assigned to Cornelius M. "Corky" Smith
P-38J pilot Munson  MIA January 17, 1944
P-38J pilot Glenny ditched October 12, 1944
P-38L "Pudgy IV" assigned to Thomas B. McGurie
P-38L pilot Fulkerson (MACR 11684 & 11887 related to other pilots, find SN & details)
P-38L "Nulli Secundus"  pilot Ladd MIA October 15, 1944
F-5 crashed Siar Island  crashed on Siar Island north of Madang
P-38J Lightning  force landed, scrapped late 1950s or early 1960
P-38 Lightning  force landed near Pyramid Hill scrapped late 1950s or early 1960
P-38 pilot Steele  MIA July 16, 1943, 1 missing
P-38 pilot Woodward  MIA October 24, 1943, 1 missing
P-38H pilot Camp  crashed August 20, 1943. remains recovered

Replica
P-38J "Marge"  replica displayed at Bong Heritage Center

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