Closer view of the ammunition racks of the Lockheed P-38 Lightning Twin-engine fighter "Glacier Gal", Tail No. 17630.
[Photo] Close-up view of a P-38G Lightning aircraft cockpit, 23 Dec 1942; note the yoke rather than stick control and the bullet proof glass panel above the instrument panel. Photo 1 of 3.
Close-up view of a P-38G Lightning aircraft cockpit, date unknown; note the yoke rather than stick control
U.S. Air Force photograph of Lt. James O. Fincher of the 392nd Fighter Squadron, 367th Fighter Group in his P-38J Lightning “Arkansas Traveler” along with his ground crew. The P-38 was photographed at Clastres Airfield, France in October 1944.
In the South Pacific, Richard Ira Bong adorned his P-38 fighter with the image of his girlfriend, Marjorie Vattendall, 19. They married in Feb 1945 and settled in Ohio, where Bong was assigned to test new aircraft. A week before the war ended, the man who survived 200 combat missions and scored a record 40 kills, died at age 24, when his experimental jet crashed on takeoff.
"MOONLIGHT COCKTAIL" P-38 Lightning of the 392nd Fighter Squadron at Juvincourt Airfield, Aisne, France, January 1945.
Lockheed P-38 F, con matrícula 17582 UN-Q del 94a FS/1st FG (94° del 1° Fighter Group) . África del Norte, 1942. Nótese lo improvisado de las letras UN-Q.
Workers assembling P-38 Lightning fighters at the Vultee Aircraft Corporation factory, Nashville, TN, ca. 1941 Library Photograph Collection