"Fork-tailed Devil" to the Germans - the Lockheed P-38 Lightning, my favorite fighter from World War II. America's highest scoring ace, Richard Ira Bong, flew his '38 to 40 kills.

"Fork-tailed Devil" to the Germans - the Lockheed P-38 Lightning, my favorite fighter from World War II. America's highest scoring ace, Richard Ira Bong, flew his '38 to 40 kills.

P-38 Lightning Cockpit - Key Publishing Ltd Aviation Forums

P-38 Lightning Cockpit - Key Publishing Ltd Aviation Forums

About seventy years ago, this gorgeously preserved Lockheed P-38 Lightning, one of the coolest fighter planes of WWII, went into the drink near Wales. The pilot, Lt Robert Elliott, survived the inc...

Intact WWII P-38 Found

About seventy years ago, this gorgeously preserved Lockheed P-38 Lightning, one of the coolest fighter planes of WWII, went into the drink near Wales. The pilot, Lt Robert Elliott, survived the inc...

Lockheed P-38 Lightning (Aviation Classics Issue 14)

Lockheed P-38 Lightning (Aviation Classics Issue 14)

Lockheed P-38 Lightning - Reconnaissance P-38 with bold black and white invasion stripes participating in the Normandy Campaign

Lockheed P-38 Lightning - Reconnaissance P-38 with bold black and white invasion stripes participating in the Normandy Campaign

View of a P-38G Lightning cockpit. Note the yoke, rather than the more-usual stick.

View of a P-38G Lightning cockpit. Note the yoke, rather than the more-usual stick.

waffenss1972:  Lockheed P-38J «Lightning» heavy two-fuselage fighter of the U.S. Air Force flying in the sky

waffenss1972: Lockheed P-38J «Lightning» heavy two-fuselage fighter of the U.S. Air Force flying in the sky

Lockheed P-38 Lightning by bagera3005.deviantart.com on @deviantART

Lockheed P-38 Lightning by bagera3005.deviantart.com on @deviantART

P-38... what my G-pa flew in the Pacific during WWII

P-38... what my G-pa flew in the Pacific during WWII

Lockheed P-38 Lightning. My high school chemistry teacher, Mr Williams, flew many missions over Europe in one of these. It was easy to divert him from the periodic table of elements to one of his daring flights in a P-38!

Lockheed P-38 Lightning. My high school chemistry teacher, Mr Williams, flew many missions over Europe in one of these. It was easy to divert him from the periodic table of elements to one of his daring flights in a P-38!

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