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  P-38H-5-LO "Pudgy II" Serial Number 42-66817 Nose 131
5th AF
475th FG
431st FS

USAAF c1943

Aircraft History
Built by Lockheed Aircraft Corporation (LAC) in Burbank, California. Constructors Number 1328. Delivered to the U. S. Army. Disassembled and shipped overseas and reassembled.

Wartime History
Assigned to the 5th Air Force, 475th Fighter Group, 431st Fighter Squadron. Nose Number 131. Assigned to Thomas B. McGuire. Nicknamed "Pudgy" after his wife, the second aircraft to bear this name, also referred to as "Pudgy II", although the roman numberals were not part of the nickname.

One of several aircraft that bore this name, previously P-38H "Pudgy", this aircraft, P-38J Pudgy III, P-38L "Pudgy IV" and P-38L "Pudgy V" 44-24155. Each aircraft had squadron number 131 on the nose. Ultimate fate unknown, likely scrapped or otherwise disappeared.

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Last Updated
September 25, 2018


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