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Built by Lockheed Aircraft Corporation (LAC) in Burbank as model 222-62-09. Constructors Number 222-5224. Delivered to the U. S. Army Air Force (USAAF) as P-38E Lightning serial number 41-2006. On October 22, 1942 redesignated RP-38E Lightning serial number 41-2006.
Assigned to the 11th Air Force.
This aircraft crashed at Cold Bay Airfield. Officially condemned on July 30, 1942.
After the crash, this Lightning was buried at the airfield. During 1987, parts of this aircraft were dug up by Dick Odgers. These parts were eventually used for the restoration of P-38J 42-67638 by Ed Kaleta of San Diego for Hill Aerospace Museum.
USAF Serial Number Search Results - P-38E Lightning 41-2006
"2006 redesignated RP-38E Oct 22, 1942 condemned Jul 30, 1942"
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