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TRAINING FILM
Purchase a CD of the original film used to train new P-38 pilots.

YOU MIGHT JUST
LOVE THE P-38...
Crazy things people do to show their affection for the Lightning.

fate of the early 38s
Interesting reading

PHOTO GALLERY
Here are a few pictures of our favorite plane, including some unique uses for the P-38.

CLASSIC PHOTOS
Some very rare photos of the earliest P-38s.

"CALIFORNIA CUTIE"
CRASH COVERAGE

This is the sad coverage of the crash in Duxford,  England back in 1996. Caution! This has actual footage of the crash.

P-38 Walk Around

P-38 Lightning Walk Around

A detailed look at the P-38J day-fighter, F-4/F-5 recon and P-38M night-fighter variants.

P-38 Walk Around

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P-38s IN THE NEWS
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FATE OF THE EARLY 38s

We ran across this list, compiled by Joe Baugher, who kindly has given us permission to reprint it. Although we can't vouch for its entire accuracy, we found it interesting and think you will, too!

 

1940-1945-Lockheed P-38 Lightning

40-744/761 Lockheed P-38 Lightning c/n 222-2215/2232

744 modified at Wright Field for aeromedical experiments with asymmetric positioning of cockpit in port boom. Scrapped at Bush Field, GA May 7, 1945
745 to CL-26 at San Bernardino, CA Apr 27, 1943
746 to CL-26 at Muroc AAB, CA Jul 27, 1943
747 crashed at Muroc AAB Jul 24, 1942. To CL-26 at Curtiss-Wright Tech Institute, Glendale, CA Mar 24, 1943.
748 crashed into bay 500 yds offshore of Hamilton Field, CA May 18, 1942. Pilot killed
749 to CL-26 at March Field, CA Jun 15, 1943
750 condemned at McChord AAF, WA Feb 13, 1943
751 to CL-26 at Bolling Field, DC Sep 21, 1943
752 to CL-26 at Santa Maria, CA Apr 30, 1943
753 scrapped at North Island, CA Feb 4, 1945
754 crashed on takeoff at Patterson Field, Oh Aug 19, 1941. Pilot killed
755 crashed on takeoff at North Island, CA Mar 13, 1942. Pilot killed
756 scrapped at Patterson AAF, OH Jun 29, 1945
757 scrapped at San Bernardino, CA Nov 28, 1945
758 surveyed at San Bernardino, CA Aug 1, 1943
759 scrapped at March Field, CA Jul 3, 1946
760 crashed near Onalaska, WA Nov 24, 1942. Pilot killed.
761 to CL-26 at Spokane, WA Mar 7, 1943
40-762 Lockheed XP-38A Lightning c/n 222-2233. Scrapped at Bush Field Mar 28, 1945.
40-763/773 Lockheed P-38 Lightning c/n 222-2234/2244
763 condemned Mar 19, 1942
764 wing ruptured in flight Apr 4, 1943 and landed OK. To CL-26 Apr 23, 1943
765 scrapped at San Bernardino, CA May 22, 1945
766 crashed during emergency landing attempt at Beaufort, SC Oct 16, 1941. Pilot killed.
767 in midair near Natchitoche, LA Sep 19, 1941. Pilot killed
768 to CL-26 at Lockheed Sep 5, 1942
769 scrapped at Hill Field, UT Jul 23, 1945
770 in midair off San Diego, CA Dec 21, 1941. Pilot killed.
771 to CL-26 at March Field Sep 6, 1943
772 scrapped at March Field Feb 2, 1945
773 DBR 15 mi E of Muroc AAB Feb 11, 1942

41-1983/2097 Lockheed P-38E Lightning c/n 222-5201/5315

1983 surveyed Jul 1, 1944
1984 crashed and burned at end of runway Nov 14, 1942
1985 condemned May 3, 1944
1986 retained by Lockheed and used as a test aircraft with raised and lengthened tail booms in plan to mount Lightnings on floats for Pacific operations. Surveyed Aug 19, 1943
1987 to reclamation at Chicago, IL Nov 28, 1944
1988 condemned Jul 1, 1944
1989 (343rd FG) lost Mar 6, 1944. MACR 3007
1990 wrecked 1 mi N of Miles Field, CA Apr 5, 1942
1991 to reclamation at Luke Field, AZ Mar 22, 1945
1992 wrecked at Paine Field, WA Sep 1, 1942
1993 wrecked near Zeto Point, AK Mar 20, 1943. Pilot killed
1994 wrecked E of Paine Field, WA Feb 17, 1942
1995 hit snow bank while landing at Pendleton AB, OR Jan 30, 1943
1996 pilot bailed out 12 mi SW of Muroc AB, CA Jun 15, 1943
1997 crashed into ocean off Venice CA May 16, 1942
1998 salvaged May 29, 1945
1999 crashed at Mitchel Field, NY May 27, 1942. Pilot killed.
2000 to RFC at Smyrna, TN May 29, 1945
2001 wrecked at Muroc AAB, CA Dec 6, 1942
2002 wrecked in crash landing May 30, 1943
2003 crashed on Muroc range May 6, 1943. Pilot killed
2004 wrecked in landing accident Longview, AK Dec 25, 1942.
2006 condemned Jul 30, 1942
2007 wrecked at March Field Jun 1, 1942
2008 condemned Mar 16, 1943
2009 to CL-26 at San Bernardino Jul 16, 1943. Donated to Santa Barbara Junior College Sep 1945
2010 condemned Dec 24, 1943
2011 crashed after low-altitude spin May 7, 1942 at Hamilton Field
2012 surveyed May 8, 1944
2013 crashed in San Francisco Bay Ma6 27, 1942
2014 condemned Nov 30, 1943
2015 condemned Jan 18,1943
2016 surveyed Jul 20, 1944
2017 condemned Dec 20, 1942
2018 condemned May 31,1943
2019 salvaged Sep 9, 1945
2020 to CL-26
2021 wrecked off Mills Field in San Francisco Bay Sep 21, 1942
2022 condemned Sep 23, 1942
2023 wrecked off Pt. Reyes, CA Apr 26, 1942. Pilot MIA.
2024 surveyed Mar 26, 1942
2025 condemned Sep 9, 1943
2026 condemned Dec 26, 1942
2027 condemned Oct 28, 1942
2028 condemned Dec 30, 1942
2029 pilot bailed out and crashed into Puget Sound, WA Nov 17, 1942
2030 surveyed May 11, 1943
2031 condemned Oct 28, 1942
2032 surveyed Jan 14, 1943
2033 condemned Dec 3, 1943
2034 surveyed May 5, 1943
2035 crashed off Piane Field, WA Feb 26, 1942 during landing approach
2036 crashed McChord Field, WA May 30, 1942. Pilot killed
2037 force landed after engine fire Jul 18, 1943, Muroc AAB, CA
2038 surveyed Oct 7, 1943
2039 crashed 10 mi N of Tacoma, WA Jun 7, 1942. Pilot killed
2040 to reclamation at Buckley Field Jul 3, 1946
2041 wrecked at Lakewood, WA Mar 3, 1942
2042 crashed 2.5 mi SE of Mines Field Aug 19, 1942. Pilot killed
2043 surveyed at Olympia, WA Jan 29, 1943
2044 (54th FG) wrecked at Fort Glen, AK Jul 22, 1942
2045 wrecked at Mines Field, CA May 27, 1942. To CL-26
2046 condemned Jan 12, 1943
2047 wrecked at Muroc AB Dec 14, 1942.
2048 retrained by contractor for experiments. Modified with lengthened pilot gondola section and all controls moved 3 feet forward into new cockpit section, original cockpit becoming an observerís position. To RFC Mar 19, 1946.
2049 wrecked in landing accident Mar 12, 1943
2050 condemned Dec 31, 1943
2052 crashed on Maynard Peak, WA May 12, 1943. Pilot never found
2053 to RFC at Ontario, CA Jul 7, 1945
2054 to reclamation at Luke Field Mar 30, 1946
2055 surveyed Mar 5, 1943
2057 ditched off North Island May 3,1942. To CL-26
2058 crashed 1 mi N of Olympia Airport, WA Mar 3, 1942. Pilot killed.
2059 creashed E of Redwood City, CA Mar 15, 1942. Pilot killed
2060 condemned Apr 2, 1943
2061 crashed at Muroc AB Feb 13, 1943. Pilot killed
2062 wrecked at Muroc AB Jan 10, 1942
2063 wrecked at Portland AB, OR Apr 27, 1943
2064 condemned Nov 17, 1942
2065 wrecked at March Field Apr 21, 1942. To CL-26
2066 to RFC at Ontario, CA Jul 7, 1945
2067 condemned Dec 26, 1942
2068 surveyed Dec 231, 1942
2069 salvaged May 12, 1942
2070 to CL-26 Apr 8, 1943. I have a reference which says that this plance crashed near Shellville, CA Sep 8, 1942. Pilot killed.
2071 surveyed Nov 15, 1943
2072 to CL-26 Oct 6, 1944
2074 condemned Oct 12, 1942
2075 to reclamation Aug 14, 1945
2076 crashed near Watershed Park, WA Apr 4, 1942. Pilot killed.
2077 crashed into motor pool at Camp Granite, CA Aug 14, 1943. Pilot killed
2078 overshot landing and crashed McChord, WA Jun 13, 1942. Pilot killed
2079 condemned Oct 24, 1944
2080 condemned Jan 23, 1943
2082 crashed at Port Angeles, WA Dec 16, 1942. Pilot killed
2083 surveyed Jan 12, 1944
2084 to RFC at San Bernardino Mar 17, 1945
2085 to CL-26 Apr 22, 1942
2086 crashed at Olympia, WA Jun 13, 1942. Pilot killed
2087 surveyed Sep 2, 1944
2088 surveyed Sep 7, 1943
2089 salvaged May 29, 1945
2090 crashed in fog at Paine Field, WA Apr 2, 1942
2091 condemned Jun 27, 1942
2092 condemned Dec 29, 1944
2093 surveyed Feb 16, 1944
2094 crashed on takeoff from Port Angeles, WA Jan 14, 1943
2095 to reclamation at Lemoore AAF, CA Apr 1, 1946
2096 condemned Jun 15, 1942
2097 surveyed Dec 22, 1943

41-2098/2099 Lockheed F-4-1-LO Lightning c/n 222-5316/5317


2098 condemned Oct 31, 1944. SOC Jan 9, 1945
2099 salvaged Feb 12, 1942. SOC Jan 17, 1946

41-2100/2120 Lockheed P-38E Lightning c/n 222-5318/5338

2100 surveyed May 2, 1943
2101 condemned Apr 14, 1943
2102 surveyed May 9, 1942
2103 to reclamation Feb 27, 1946
2104 to reclamation at Burbank, CA Feb 31, 1946
2105 surveyed Nov 11, 1943

41-2121/2156 Lockheed F-4-1-LO Lightning c/n 222-5339/5374

2121 to French. SOC Dec 5, 1946
2122 to RAAF as A55-3 8/1943. Damaged Dec 10, 1943 in belly landing at Batchelor, N.T. and heavily damaged. Apparently aircraft caught fire and burnt out following its crash. Acquired by Darwin Aviation Museum, Batchelor, N.T.
2123 condemned Oct 31, 1944
2124 MIA Aug 25, 1942
2125 condemned Oct 31, 1944
2126 condemned Oct 31, 1944
2127 condemned Nov 1943
2128 wrecked in landing accident at Lowry Field Apr 4, 1942
2129 (3rd PRG) lost Jul 17, 1943. MACR 203
2130 condemned in Australia May 9, 1944
2131 crashed east of Brinkley, AR Mar 24, 1942. Pilot killed
2132 condemned Jul 8, 1944
2134 (3rd PRG) lost Jan 8, 1943. MACR 14573
2135 salvaged Oct 23, 1942
2136 condemned Oct 31, 1944
2137 (6th PRG, 8th PRS) MIA Jun 26, 1943 on mission to Rabaul, New Britain. MACR 16410
2138 condemned Aug 6, 1942
2139 salvaged Sep 26, 1944
2140 MIA Mar 16, 1943
2141 condemned Dec 6, 1942
2142 condemned Jun 2, 1944
2143 condemned Jul 2, 1944
2144 condemned Feb 8, 1944
2145 MIA Sep 29, 1944
2146 condemned Jul 8, 1944
2147 condemned Jun 30, 1943
2148 salvaged May 23, 1945
2149 wrecked in Wagonmound, NM Jul 6, 1942.
2150 condemned Jul 8, 1944
2151 condemned Jul 8, 1944
2152 wrecked at Peterson Field, CO Mar 21, 1943. Crashed near Ellicott, CO and was assigned to 10th PRS. Pilott parachuted safely from the burning plane.
2153 wrecked at Spokane, WA Apr 22, 1942
2154 surveyed Jan 5, 1945
2155 condemned Jul 30, 1942
2156 loaned to RAAF (*Leaping Lizzie*) from 8/1943 until end of 1943. Did not get RAAF serial number. Condemned Apr 26, 1944.

41-2157/2218

41-2157 Lockheed F-5A-2-LO Lightning s/n 222-5375. Surveyed Jan 8, 1944. Was originally a P-38E redesignated F-4-1 Mar 13, 1942, and redesignated F-5A-2 Jun 27, 1942.
41-2158/2171 Lockheed F-4-1-LO Lightning c/n 222-5376/5389 2158 to RAAF as A55-1 in 8/1943. Starboard undercarriage collapsed on landing at Coumalie Creek, NT Sep 2, 1944. Caught fire and burned out after crash. Converted to components.
2159 to RAAF as A55-2 11/142. Crashed 2mi W of Livingstone, N.T. Nov 20, 1942. Pilot killed.
2160 salvaged Jul 9, 1945
2161 crashed Turkahead Mtn, CO May 17, 1942. Pilot killed
2162 surveyed Jan 19, 1942
2163 condemned Nov 5, 1942
2164 to reclamation at Will Rogers Field Jun 15, 1945
2165 salvaged Feb 20, 1943
2166 wrecked at Salina, KS Nov 11, 1942
2167 condemned Jan 21, 1944
2168 wrecked at Colorado Springs, CO Dec 5, 1943
2169 lost Jan 18, 1945. MACR 12410
2170 to reclamation at Hill Field Mar 20, 1946
2171 wrecked at Pinon, CO Oct 20, 1942
41-2172 Lockheed P-38E Lightning c/n 222-5390. Surveyed May 18, 1943
41-2173/2218 Lockheed F-4-1-LO Lightning c/n 222-5391/5436
2173 condemned Jun 30, 1943
2174 diverted to France Mar 9, 1943
2175 condemned Mar 31, 1943
2176 condemned Apr 6, 1943
2177 lost May 21, 1943. MACR 12279. Condemned Oct 31, 1944
2178 condemned Jun 15, 1943
2179 to CL-26 at Will Rogers Field Nov 19, 1943
2180 salvaged Jul 5, 1943
2181 wrecked at Colorado Springs, CO Sep 3, 1943
2182 condemned Apr 11, 1943
2183 force landed and wrecked Colorado Springs Jan 7, 1943
2184 condemned Jul 8, 1944
2185 to reclamation at Will Rogers Field Aug 3, 1945
2186 surveyed Sep 7, 1944
2187 condemned Nov 12, 1944
2188 to reclamation at Will Rogers Field Jul 15, 1945
2189 wrecked at Colorado Springs, CO Sep 13, 1942
2190 salvaged Jul 3,1944
2191 wrecked at Colorado Springs, CO Dec 16, 1942
2192 wrecked at St Matthews, KY Mar 3, 1942
2193 surveyed May 3, 1943
2194 to CL-26 at Colorado Springs Jan 6, 1944
2195 wrecked in emergency landing at Colorado Springs, CO Nov 21, 1942.
2196 to CL-26 at Colorado Springs, CO Sep 28, 1942
2197 lost to AAA Jul 8, 1944
2198 dove in at Colorado Springs, CO Aug 8, 1942. Pilot killed.
2199 to reclamation at Will Rogers Field Jun 7, 1946
2200 surveyed at Colorado Springs, CO Oct 3, 1942
2201 wrecked at Colorado Springs, CO Sep 8, 1942
2202 crashed on takeoff at Colorado Springs, CO Aug 8, 1942. Pilot Lt. Edward J. Peterson survived crash but later died of injuries. Peterson AFB in Colorado Springs is named in his honor.
2203 surveyed Jun 21, 1948
2204 salvaged Dec 4, 1943
2205 salvaged Mar 16, 1945
2206 salvaged Apr 26, 1945
2207 wrecked at Colorado Springs, CO Nov 1, 1942
2208 wrecked Nov 20, 1942
2209 lost Dec 30, 1943. MACR 1689. Salvaged Feb 8, 1944
2210 surveyed Jun 21, 1948
2212 crashed at Colorado Springs, CO Mar 6, 1944. Pilot killed
2213 surveyed Jan 28, 1944
2214 salvaged Oct 10, 1946
2215 wrecked in emergency landing at Colorado Springs, Co Feb 5, 1943
2216 salvaged Jan 17, 1943
2217 salvaged in Australia Sep 26, 1944
2218 condemned Jul 8, 1944

41-2219 Lockheed P-38E Lightning c/n 222-5347 2219 condemned Dec 11, 1943

41-2220 Lockheed F-4-1-LO Lightning c/n 222-5438 Loaned to RAAF 8/1943 until end of 1943. Did not acquire RAAF serial number. Condemned Apr 26, 1944 and SOC Apr 9, 1946

41-2221/2292 Lockheed P-38E Lightning c/n 222-5439/5510

2221 salvaged Oct 17, 1945
2222 condemned Dec 31, 1943
2223 to reclamation at Burbank Feb 1946
2224 wrecked on Muroc bombing range May 2,1942
2225 to RFC at Ontario, CA Apr 27, 1945
2226 condemned at March Field, CA Apr 3, 1943
2227 condemned Jul 29, 1944
2228 to reclamation in Spokane, WA Mar 27, 1945
2229 condemned May 13, 1943
2230 condemned Feb 20, 1943
2231 surveyed May 5, 1944
2232 condemned May 30, 1944
2233 wrecked at Olympia, WA Nov 10, 1942. Pilot killed.
2234 pilot bailed out Dec 2, 1943, Olympia, WA Dec 2, 1943
2235 to CL-26 Aug 28, 1942
2236 condemned Dec 3, 1944
2237 to CL-26 at Albuquerque, NM Oct 6, 1944
2238 to reclamation Mar 31, 1946
2239 salvaged Oct 10, 1945
2240 dropped from records Nov 28, 1942
2241 to RFC at Santa Rosa, Ca Aug 1, 1945
2242 condemned Aug 22, 1942
2243 salvaged Oct 10, 1945
2244 condemned Aug 22, 1942
2245 surveyed Feb 24, 1945
2246 to reclamation Mar 20, 1946
2247 hit truck on runway at Elmendorf AAF, AK Jun 3, 1942
2248 crashed into Puget Sound Apr 4, 1942
2249 condemned Oct 15, 1943
2250 to RFC at Ontario, CA Apr 27, 1945
2251 crashed after takeoff at Muroc AB Apr 13, 1943
2252 condemned May 31,1943
2253 crashed and burned at Olympia, WA Apr 31, 1942
2254 condemned Nov 16, 1942
2255 crashed and burned at Paine Field, WA Aug 23, 1943
2256 wrecked at McChord Field, WA Jan 15, 1943. To CL-26
2257 force landed on mud flat off Paine Field, WA May 2, 1943. To CL-26
2258 condemned Dec 5, 1943
2259 to CL-26
2260 missing after flight from Portland AB, OR Mar 25, 1943
2261 surveyed Feb 24, 1944
2262 to CL-26 Sep 7, 1942
2263 condemned Jan 12, 1943
2264 crashed 1 mi N of Hamilton Field, CA May 15, 1942. Pilot killed
2265 salvaged Jun 10, 1945
2266 to CL-26
2267 crashed at Pendelton AB, OR Feb 6, 1943. Pilot killed
2268 to reclamation at Albuquerque Jan 1, 1945
2269 to RFC at Ontario, CA Jun 7, 1945
2270 to CL-26 at Portland AB, OR Oct 9,1944
2271 to CL-26 at McChord Aug 6, 1942
2272 wrecked at Muroc AB, CA Nov 16, 1942
2273 condemned Dec 31, 1943
2274 wrecked at Muroc AB, CA May 11, 1942
2275 to CL-26 at Curtiss-Wright Tech Institute, CA Jun 29, 1942
2276 lost Nov 28, 1942 on flight from Alaska to Everettís Paine Field in WA. Pilot probably killed. Plane was condemned Dec 3, 1943, reported as scrapped Dec 31, 1943. The wreck was discovered in 1998 located on Mount Baker, WA in the North Cascades.
2277 to RFC at Ontario, CA Oct 31, 1945
2278 surveyed at San Bernardino, CA Mar 14, 1943
2279 surveyed at San Bernardino, CA Mar 14, 1943
2280 surveyed Jul 24, 1943
2281 wrecked near Tumwater, WA Dec 6, 1942
2282 surveyed at Santa Rosa, CA Jun 11, 1944
2283 condemned Jul 10, 1942
2284 surveyed at New Orleans Sep 20, 1945
2285 to CL-26 Jun 25, 1942
2286 surveyed at Salania SSB May 13, 1944
2287 wrecked at Burns, OR Dec 3, 1942
2288 to RFC at Ontario, CA Jul 7, 1945
2289 wrecked at Atka Island, AK Nov 30, 1942
2290 crashed near Black Boint, CA May 28, 1942. Pilot killed.
2291 wrecked at Paine Field, WA Oct 5, 1942

41-2293/2321 Lockheed P-38F Lightning c/n 222-5511/5539

2293 wrecked during test flight near Springfield, OH Apr 16, 1942
2294 condemned Nov 20, 1942
2295 crashed after flat spin Reno AAB, NV Feb 12, 1942. Pilot killed
2296 surveyed at Santa Maria AAF, CA Mar 7, 1944
2297 wrecked at Muroc AB, CA Aug 13, 1943
2298 to RFC at Ontario, CA May 22, 1945
2299 surveyed at San Bernardino Aug 24, 1943
2300 condemned Nov 12, 1942
2301 to CL-26 at McClellan Field Jun 24, 1943
2302 to RFC at Ontario, CA May 18, 1945
2303 crashed at March Field May 27, 1942. Pilot killed
2304 to RFC at Ontario, CA May 16, 1945
2305 surveyed at Santa Rosa AAF, CA Jul 8, 1944
2306 crashed and burned Olympia, WA Jul 25, 1942. Pilot killed
2307 wrecked at San Pedro, CA Feb 230, 1942
2308 surveyed Dec 1, 1943
2309 in midair collision with P-40E 41-2234 near Olympia, WA Dec 2, 1942. 1 killed
2310 wrecked at McChord AAF, WA Sep 16, 1942
2311 surveyed at San Bernardino Aug 6, 1942
2312 wrecked at Olympia, WA Aug 22, 1942
2313 wrecked in runway collision at North Island May 15, 1942
2314 wrecked at Mitchel Field, NY May 2, 1942. To CL-26
2315 wrecked Sep 18, 1942 and surveyed Jan 20, 1943
2316 surveyed Jul 12, 1942
2317 crashed and burned at Black Point N of Hamilton Field Jun 4, 1942. Pilot killed
2318 condemned Jul 28, 1943
2319 surveyed at March Field Feb 27, 1943
2320 surveyed at Santa Rosa Aug 7, 1944

41-2322 Lockheed P-38F-1-LO Lightning c/n 222-5540 2322 condemned Dec 1, 1944 and SOC Dec 10, 1944

41-2323/2358 Lockheed P-38F-LO Lightning c/n 222-5541/5576

2323 hit tow target and crashed during air-to-air gunnery SW of Benjamin Lake, OR Oct 23, 1942. Pilot bailed out
2324 hit tow target and crashed during air-to-air gunnery near NAAS Camp Kearney Apr 18, 1942. Pilot killed.
2325 surveyed Sep 23, 1944
2326 condemned Nov 12, 1942
2327 surveyed Apr 16, 1944
2328 taxiied into another aircraft and burned May 16, 1942
2329 surveyed Apr 25, 1944
2330 surveyed Oct 23, 1943
2331 to CL-26 at Salanis AB, CA Jan 1, 1944
2332 condemned Sep 17, 1943
2333 in midair collision 1/4 mi NE of NAAS Camp Kearney, CA Apr 18, 1942. Pilot killed
2334 surveyed Dec 17, 1943
2335 to CL-26 Jul 27, 1942
2336 collided with 41-2072 over Dawson Canyon, CA Feb 14, 1943. Pilot bailed out successfully, 2072 landed safely.
2337 crashed at Mills Field Sep 10, 1942
2338 surveyed Nov 30, 1943
2339 ditched in Pacific Ocean Sep 7, 1943
2340 condemned Dec 22, 1942
2341 in taxi accident Sep 5, 1942, Mills Field. To CL-26
2342 surveyed Aug 1, 1943
2343 in crash landing Long Beach, CA Feb 25, 1945
2344 to CL-26 Sep 10, 1942
2345 wrecked at San Bernardino Jan 1, 1943
2346 crashed in Pacific off North Island, CA Sep 13, 1942
2347 in wheels-up landing Sep 20, 1943, MCClellan AAF
2348 surveyed at San Bernardino AB May 10, 1943
2349 engine caught fire 7 mi N of Mojave, CA Mar 5, 1943, pilot baled out
2350 engine caught fire and crashed 1 mi W of Muroc AB, CA Aug 14, 1943
2351 surveyed Aug 6, 1943
2352 surveyed Dec 30, 1943
2353 crashed during single-engine lading at Metro Airport, Van Nuys, CA Nov 30, 1942
2354 surveyed Apr 7, 1943
2355 condemned Apr 19, 1942
2356 to RFC at Ontario, CA May 23, 1945
2357 surveyed Oct 8, 1942
2358 surveyed at Muroc AB Aug 27, 1943

41-2359/2361 Lockheed P-38F-1-LO Lightning c/n 222-5577/5579

2359 condemned Dec 3, 1942
2360 condemned Jul 9, 1944
2361 condemned Sep 1, 1942

41-2382/2386 Lockheed P-38F Lightning c/n 222-5600/5604

2382 condemned after accident Nov 9, 1942
2383 surveyed Mar 21, 1944
2384 surveyed Nov 24, 1942
2385 crashed into ocean off San Clemente Island, CA May 27, 1942
2386 crashed and exploded Muroc AB, CA Feb 23, 1942
41-2387 Lockheed P-38F-1-LO Lightning c/n 222-5605 MIA Dec 11, 1942
41-2388/2392 Lockheed P-38F Lightning c/n 222-5606/5610
2388 to CL-26 with Kirtland Tech School Jan 31, 1946
2389 wrecked at Oakland, CA Jul 7, 1942
2390 wrecked Burbank, CA Apr 27, 1942
2391 wrecked at Tubbs Island, CA May 22, 1942 after right engine failed
2392 to reclamation at Ontario, CA Mar 17, 1945



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