Built by Lockheed Aircraft Corporation (LAC) in Burbank, California. Delivered to the U. S. Army Air Force (USAAF) as P-38G-13-LO Lightning serial number 43-2238. Disassembled and shipped overseas and reassembled.
Assigned to the 13th Air Force, 347th Fighter Group, 339th Fighter Squadron. Nose Number 122 painted in white. No known nickname or nose art. The right engine cowl was painted "Phoebe".
On April 18, 1943 took off from Figher 2 (Kukum) on Guadalcanal piloted by Thomas G. Lanphier, Jr. on the "Yamamoto Mission", shooting down G4M1 Betty 2656 with Admiral Yamamoto aboard. After the mission, this P-38 had two holes in the horizontal stabilizer.
Ultimate fate unknown, this aircraft was likely scrapped or otherwise disappeared.
USAF Serial Number Search Results - P-38G-13-LO Lightning 43-2238
13th Fighter Command in World War II - Chapter 8 - Yamamoto Mission pages 137 - 162
Doug Canning via Wayback Machine December 17, 2014
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