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  P-38H-1-LO "Skidoo" Serial Number 42-66504 Nose 162
USAAF
5th AF
475th FG
432th FS

Aircraft History
Built by Lockheed Aircraft Corporation (LAC) in Burbank, California. Constructors Number 1015. Order number: AC-24646. Cost unknown. Delivered to the U.S. Army on May 23, 1943 and the same day flown to Sacramento Air Depot (SAD). On June 7, 1943 flown to Fort Mason, San Francisco. Disassembled and shipped overseas on July 2, 1943 bound for "Left" and at Brisbane reassembled.

Wartime History
Assigned to the 5th Air Force, 475th Fighter Group, 432nd Fighter Squadron. Assigned to pilot Perry "P. J." Dahl. Nicknamed "Skidoo". Nose Number 162.

Dahl who was credited with 9 victories:
November 9, 1943 - 1 victory
December 22, 1943 - 1 victory
January 23, 1944 - 1 victory
April 3, 1944 - 2 victory
June 8, 1944 - 1 victory
November 10, 1944 - 1 victory
March 5, 1945 - 1 victory
March 28, 1945 - 1 victory

On December 15, 1944 consigned as obsolete and scrapped or otherwise disappeared.

References
P-38J 44-23314 displayed at the Planes of Fame Museum is painted in the markings of this aircraft.
Individual Aircraft Record Card (IARC) - P-38H 42-66504

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Last Updated
September 26, 2018

 

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