P-38 Lightning At War by Joe Christy

By Joe Christy

This vintage identify lines the background of the Lightning from the earliest Lockheed “Model 22” throughout the critical compressibility difficulties of the prototype YP-38, to the P-38L-5, the fighter-bomber-reconnaissance airplane of the USAAF in italy and the Pacific.Graphically illustrated with over 2 hundred motion photos and plenty of eye witness debts, this booklet tells the tale of a distinct and cutting edge aircrat, respected for its adaptability and talent to limp domestic on one engine the place different plane may were destroyed.

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USAF 6 March. His losses were heavy, and he enemy shipping in the Sicilian Straits north of gained nothing. Tunis. The P-40 units (there were five US Two weeks later, the British out-flanked Warhawk groups, along with seven RAF, the 20-mile-wide Mareth Line, forcing RAAF, and SAAF Kittyhawk squadrons in Rommel to retreat northward towards Tunis. North Africa) were given additional sweep Then on 7 April elements of the British and terminal attack missions. B-17s, escorted 8th Army met Eisenhower's forces in North- by the 31st FGs Spitfires, bombed the airfields central Tunisia.

Their Lightnings could out-run anything the Japanese had; but on the way to Rabaul the F-4s crossed the Equatorial Front and its quick-forming tropical storms. They had many bad moments with these. possession of the un~rmed Lightnings led to some unusual InCldents. Once, Lt Alex Guerry encountered four Rufe floatplanes during' a low level run Angered because he had no guns, Guerry began to make passes at the slower craft, eventually forcing all of them to land. As the last Rufe settled on the water, Guerry dived again and 'swooshed hiI?

Frallns j. Pope 93 Right: rew Chief Ralph P. Willett with his F-5A-10 (s/n 42-13095), 12th Ph ,3rd PhGr, Florence, Italy, October 1944. Machine was 'graywhite mist' colour, with red prop spinner. LOllise on left engine nacelle. / Ralph P. Willett Belotv: Home of the 3rd PhGr, con isting of the 5th, 12th and 23rd PhSs. The 3rd remained in the 12th AF while the P-3 group tran ferred to the 15th AF in November 1943. Its sister unit, the 5th PRG, formed in August 1943, shared this field at Florence, but belonged to the 15th AF.

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