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The 5,000th Lightning built, a P-38J-20-LO, 44-23296, was painted bright vermilion red, and had the name YIPPEE painted on the underside of the wings in big white letters as well as the signatures of hundreds of factory workers. This aircraft was used by Lockheed test pilots Milo Burcham and Tony LeVier in remarkable flight demonstrations, performing such stunts as slow rolls at treetop level with one prop feathered to show that the P-38 was not the unmanageable beast of legend.

centreforaviation: “ The Lightning built, a was painted bright vermilion red, and had the name YIPPEE painted on the underside of the wings in big white letters as well.

Fighter pilots are perhaps the deadliest yet most detached warriors to ever engage in battle. Those who possessed the best maneuvering traits, spatial awar

10 Deadliest World War II Fighter Pilots

Medal of Honor recipient Major Richard “Dick” Bong in the cockpit of his Lightning. Major Bong later went on to shoot down 40 enemy airplanes, making him the number one ace in the US Army Air.

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P-38 "Wicked Women"

Collection of Aviation Pin Up and Nose Art copyrights belong to their respective owners.

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Planes of Fame Air Show 2013 - Lockheed P-38F-1-LO Lightning "Glacier Girl"; s/n 41-7630, N17630 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Planes of Fame Air Show 2013 - Lockheed Lightning "Glacier Girl"; s/n dug up from the bottom of a glacier

Aviões e etc by Daniel Alho / P-38 Lightnings

Restored 'Glacier Girl', 'Ruff Stuff','Honey Bunny' & 'Thoughts of Midnight', Sacramento, California

failed Lockheed P-38 Lightning evolutions: the XP-49 and XP-58 Chain Lightning  (via the Bill Pippin and Ray Crupi collections on 1000aircraftphotos)

failed Lockheed Lightning evolutions: the and Chain Lightning (via the Bill Pippin and Ray Crupi collections on

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