Aircraft Photo of 42-67855 | Lockheed P-38L Lightning | USA - Air Force | #54259
Registration / Serial:42-67855
Military Code:KI-W
Aircraft Original Type:Lockheed P-38 Lightning
Aircraft Generic Type:Lockheed P-38/F-5 Lightning
Aircraft Version:Lockheed P-38L Lightning
C/n (msn):422-8487
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB / Wright AFB (closed)Map
Region / Country:Ohio, United States
Airport Codes:ICAO: -   IATA: -   Local: DWF   Other: -
Collection:National Museum of the US Air Force
Photo Date:19 August 2013
Photo by:Alastair T. Gardiner
Photo ID: 54259
Photo Comment

This L was built around 1944 and TOC with the USAAF as 44-53232. After WWII it passed into civilian hands and then served with the Honduran AF between 1949 and 1960 as FAH505. It came to the National Museum of the USAf in 1961 and is displayed as a P-38J with the 55th FS based in England. The top hats on the port side of the aircraft represent the nine bomber escort missions flown by its pilot, 2nd Lt. Royal D. Frey, with the yellow hat signifying five and the white hats one each.

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