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Built by Lockheed Aircraft Corporation (LAC) in Burbank. Constructors Number 422-8187. Delivered to the U. S. Army Air Force (USAAF) as P-38L-5-LO Lightning serial number 44-27183. At the factory, converted to an F-5G-6-LO photographic reconnaissance version, one of sixty-three P-38L-5-LO models converted.
Today displayed at McGuire AFB in New Jersey.
Note, some sources state this P-38 is displayed at McGuire AFB incorreclty, this is F-5G-6-LO 44-53015.
USAF Serial Number Search Results - P-38L-5-LO Lightning 44-27183
"27183 (MSN 422-8187) converted to F-5G. To commercial registry as N53753, later as NC62441 with Kargl Aerial Surveys, Midland,TX 17 May 1946/1947. To Aero Exploration Co, Tulsa, OK Dec 1947/1953 To N62441 with Mark Hurd Aerial Surveys, Minneapolis, MN 2 Jan 1953/1958 To N501MH with Mark Hurd Aerial Surveyes, Minneapolis, MN Mar 1958/1965 To Pacific Aerial Surveys, Seattle,WA 24 May 1965 To N517PA with Pacific Aerial Surveys, WA Dec 1965/1969 To Wally D. Peterson, Manson,WA 21 May 1969/1971 To I. N. Burchinall, Jr. Paris, TX. 27 Aug 1971/1973 To N5596V To David M. Boyd, Tulsa,Okla (rebuild Tulsa,Okla 1973/1975) 3 Apr 1973/1981 To N517PA again with N. Merrill Wien Richard A. Wein, Fairbanks,AK (based Chino, CA) 28 Feb 1981/1990 To N718 with Yankee Air Corps Museum, Chino, CA 13 Mar 1990/1992 On display at McGuire AFB, New Jersey [sic]"
WarbirdRegistry.org Lockheed P-38 Lightning/44-27183
FAA N718 co-owned by Charles F. Nichols
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