Built by Lockheed Aircraft Corporation (LAC) in Burbank, California. Constructors Number 2273. This Lightning was the 577th J model built. Delivered to the U. S. Army.
On November 6, 1943 assigned to Wright Field in Ohio. During the war, this aircraft was assigned to training squadrons. On October 9, 1945 transferred to Freeman Field in Seymore, Indiana.
Postwar, donated to the Smithsonian. During 1946-1960 stored at NASM Park Ridge, IL. Afterwards, transported to NASM Paul Garber Facility where it was placed in storage during 1960 - 2006. Today, displayed at the NASM Udvar-Hazy Center.
NASM P-38 Lightning Profile
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January 9, 2018