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P-38 Lightning

Assigned to 38FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF.



  • 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. ...

  • 55th Fighter Group

    55th Fighter Group

    The 55th Fighter Group were the first P-38 Lightning Group to go fully operational from England. The pilots flew long-range escort missions for bombers flying over occupied Europe and racked up 'kills' of their own by destroying enemy aircraft in...

  • 38th Fighter Squadron


  • James Hancock

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 55th Fighter Group
    Crashed on take off due to engine failure for an operational mission on 15 Mar 1944 in P-38J #42-67811. RTD.


  • Wormingford

    Military site : airfield
    Wormingford was a Royal Flying Corps/RAF anti-Zeppelin aircraft Landing Ground First World War, rebuilt for the Eighth Air Force 1942-43. It was a Ninth Air Force base from 1943-44, and home to the 362nd Fighter Group. Switching back to the Eighth Air...


Event Location Date
Manufactured Burbank, CA, USA 1943

Built at Lockheed.

Delivered Beale AFB, CA, USA 1943

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Wormingford, Colchester CO6 3SD, UK 1944

Assigned to 38FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF.


Date Contributor Update
13 September 2017 16:45:33 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations, place associations and media associations