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  P-38L-1 "Lizzie IV" Serial Number 44-24842 Nose 174
USAAF
5th AF
475th FG
433rd FS

Pilot  Lt. John E. Purdy
Crashed  December 11, 1944

Aircraft History
Built by Lockheed Aircraft Corporation (LAC) in Burbank, California. Delivered to the U. S. Army. Disassembled and shipped overseas and reassembled.

Wartime History
Assigned to the 5th Air Force, 475th Fighter Group, 433rd Fighter Squadron. Assigned to pilot John E. Purdy. Nicknamed "Lizzie IV".

Mission History
On December 11, 1944 took off on a patrol mission. After claiming the shoot down a pair of Ki-43 Oscars, this Lightning ran out of fuel and force landed on Cabugan Grande Island near Leyte.

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Last Updated
January 5, 2018

 

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