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P-38 Lightning Mk I AE979 an RAF contract A/C, Alison engined, though both engines rotated in the same direction and without turbochargers fitted. RAF trials showed A/C unsuited to ETO operational use and returned to USAAF after trials, being used as trainers by USAAF.

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Units

  • Base Air Depot 2

    Base Air Depot 2

    Group
    During 1942 to 1945 Warton Aerodrome was Base Air Depot No. 2, Station 582 of the U.S. 8th Air Force. In the three years it was active it processed over 10,000 aircraft and saw over 45,000 aircraft movements. Every type of American aircraft used in the...

Aircraft

  • AE979

    P-38 Lightning
    P-38 Lightning Mk I AE979, RAF contract A/C, Alison engined, though both engines rotated in the same direction and turbochargers were not fitted. RAF trials showed A/C unsuited to ETO operational use and returned to USAAF after trials and used as...

Locations

  • Warton

    Military site : airfield
    Built as a satellite airfield for Squires Gate, it was earmarked for US use even before America entered the Second World War. Its location made it ideal for use as a depot station, where incoming US aircraft could be processed and moved on to active...

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Date Contributor Update
10 January 2016 15:06:31 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
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