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  P-38G-13-LO  "Old Ironsides" Serial Number 43-2239 Nose 138
USAAF
13th AF
347th FG
339th FS

Tech Info
USMC c1943

Aircraft History
Built by Lockheed Aircraft Corporation (LAC) in Burbank, California. Constructors Number 3348. Delivered to the U. S. Army Air Force (USAAF) as P-38G-13-LO Lightning serial number 43-2239. Disassembled and shipped overseas to the South Pacific and reassembled.

Wartime History
Assigned to the 13th Air Force, 347th Fighter Group, 339th Fighter Squadron. Nose Number 138 painted in white. Nicknamed "Old Ironsides". This aircraft operated from Fighter 2 (Kukum) on Guadalcanal and flew combat missions over the Solomon Islands.

Later, the wing from this aircraft was used to repair P-38G "Daisy 2nd" Nose Number 125. Ultimate fate of this aircraft is unknown, likely scrapped or otherwise disappeared.

References
USAF Serial Number Search Results - P-38G-13-LO Lightning 43-2239

13th Fighter Command in World War II pages 140, 143

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May 19, 2018

 

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