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  P-38J-20-LO "Yippee" Serial Number 44-23296  
USAAF
5th AF
475th FG
431st FS

Aircraft History
Built by Lockheed Aircraft Corporation (LAC) in Burbank, California. Nicknamed "Yippee" at the factory, as the 5,000th P-38 built. Delivered to the U. S. Army. Disassembled and shipped overseas and reassembled.

Wartime History
Assigned to the 5th Air Force, 475th Fighter Group, 431st Fighter Squadron during June 1944.

On December 20, 1944, this aircraft "retired early" from a combat mission due to mechanical difficulty.

On January 29, 1945 lost due to an "aerial accident". It is unclear what this accident was or where it was lost, likely in the Philippines. Ultimate fate unknown, likely scrapped or otherwise disappeared.

John Stanaway adds:
"I wish we had some clue as the disposition of the remains after the accident, but I suppose it was simply reduced to scrap."

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Last Updated
January 31, 2018

 

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