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  P-38H-5-LO Lightning Serial Number 42-66835  
USAAF
5th AF
8th FG
80th FS

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80th FS November 2, 1943

Aircraft History
Built by Lockheed Aircraft Corporation (LAC) in Burbank. Delivered to the U. S. Army Air Force (USAAF) as P-38H-5-LO Lightning serial number 42-66835. Disassembled and shipped overseas to Australia and reassembled.

Wartime History
Assigned to the 5th Air Force, 8th Fighter Group "Cyclone's Flying Circus", 80th Fighter Squadron "The Headhunters". Tail code "A".

On November 2, 1943 took off from Port Moresby piloted by piloted by Major Cragg on a mission to escort B-25 Mitchells over Rabaul. Inbound to the target, photographed with P-38G "Veni Vidi Vici" 42-12705 escorting B-25D "Arkansas Traveler" 41-30094.

Ultimate fate unknown, likely scrapped or otherwise disappeared.

Reference
USAF Serial Number Search Results - P-38H-5-LO Lightning 42-66835

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Last Updated
January 30, 2019

 

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