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P-38 Lightning

Assigned to 94FS, 1FG, 8AF USAAF. The aircraft was eventually scrapped in Tunisia. The tail section was used by the 33rd Fighter Group's 59th Fighter Squadron as a bar in the spring of 1943.

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 1st Fighter Group

    1st Fighter Group

    Group
    The 1st Fighter Group were initially deployed to Britain in the summer of 1942 as part of Operation Bolero. After shuttling through a number of different bases in the UK, the Group was reassigned to the Twelfth Air Force in September 1942 and supported...

  • 94th Fighter Squadron

Places

  • Goxhill

    Military site : airfield
    Goxhill opened in June 1941 as an RAF Bomber Command airfield, before being handed over to RAF Fighter Command in December. The Eighth Air Force took ownership in August 1942, and used the airfield, which they quickly dubbed 'Goat Hill' for operational...

  • Kirton-in-Lindsey

    Military site : airfield
    Used as an RFC and RAF Home Defence landing ground during the First World War, Kirton-in-Lindsey was built during 1938-40 as an RAF fighter station. It had two grass runways, 10 hardstandings, three grouped C hangars and four over-blister hangars....

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Burbank, CA, USA 1942

Built at Lockheed.

Delivered California, USA 1942

Delivered to USAAF.

Deployed to ETO Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL, Canada June 1942

Delivered to UK as part of Operation Bolero via Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Greenland.

Deployed to ETO Greenland June 1942

Delivered to UK as part of Operation Bolero via Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Greenland.

Assigned Kirton in Lindsey, Gainsborough DN21, UK July 1942

Assigned to 94FS, 1FG, 8AF USAAF.

Assigned Tafraoui, Algeria 13 November 1942

Redeployed to Algeria with the 12th AF.

Scrapped Tunisia 1943

Scrapped in Tunisia.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 March 2017 19:50:08 Al_Skiff Changes to description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:1st_Fighter_Group_P-38_Lightning...
http://www.iwm.org.uk_www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205370068

Date Contributor Update
19 November 2016 01:11:39 466thHistorian Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, unit associations, place associations and media associations
Sources

http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_fighters/p38_10.html

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