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  F-4-1-LO "Limping Lizzie" Serial Number 41-2156  

Former Assignments
5th AF
6th PRG
8th PRS

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Fairbank c1943

Aircraft History
Built by Lockheed Aircraft Corporation (LAC) in Burbank, California. Constructors Number 5347. Converted from a E model into a F-4 photographic reconnaissance version. Delivered to the U. S. Army. Disassembled and shipped overseas to Australia. On August 12, 1942 at Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation (CAC) in Melbourne and reassembled.

Wartime History
Assigned to the 5th Air Force, 6th Photographic Reconnaissance Group, 8th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron. Nicknamed "Limping Lizzie". Squadron Nose Number "44".

On April 30, 1944 flown from Port Moresby to Amberley Airfield near Brisbane. On May 15, 1944, this aircraft was rejected by the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) due to its poor condition. On September 26, 1944 condemned at Brisbane and scrapped.

Other sources incorrectly list its nickname as "Leaping Lizzie".
The Lockheed File - 41-2156 "Limping Lizzie"
NAA Series A11093 Item 3081559

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Last Updated
September 26, 2018


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