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  P-38J-10-LO "Jandina II" Serial Number 42-67590  
USAAF
5th AF
8th FG
80th FS

Pilot History
Jay T. Robbins (Coolidge TX) was credited with a total of 22 kills at the end of the war. Later served as a Lt. General in USAF Strategic Air Command.

Aircraft History
Built by Lockheed Aircraft Corporation (LAC) in Burbank, California. Constructors Number 2101. Painted with olive drab upper surfaces and neutral gray lower surfaces. Delivered to the U. S. Army. Disassembled and shipped overseas and reassembled.

Wartime History
Assigned to the 8th Fighter Group, 80th Fighter Squadron "Headhunters" . Assigned to pilot Jay T. Robbins with crew chief SSgt Devereaux. Nicknamed "Jandina III". Squadron Letter "A" painted on the nose. Nicknamed "Jandina" with the nose art of an oriental god with its hands above its head wearing a robe with white highlights.

"Jandina" (I, II, III, IV, V) was the name of all five of the P-38's Jay T. Robbins flew during WWII. The nickname stood for his nickname "Jay" and his wife's "Ina", joined to "Jandina".

Ultimate fate of this aircraft is unknown, likely scrapped or otherwise disappeared. Afterwards, assigned P-38J "Jandina III" 42-103988.

References
Attack & Conquer page 290 (photo)
Thanks to Jason Van Der Vee for additional information

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Last Updated
January 9, 2018

 

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