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P-38 Lightning Mk I, part of a contract to provide 143 Lightning I's to the RAF, without turbochargers and with both engines rotating in the same direction. Trials proved dissapointing and the A/C were returned to USAAF, being pressed into training duties.

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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

  • AE978

    P-38 Lightning
    P-38 Lightning Mk I 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 trainers by...

  • 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...

  • AF105

    P-38 Lightning
    The first three RAF Lightnings arrived in the UK by sea transport in March of 1942. AF105 was sent to the Cunliffe-Owen Aircraft Limited at Swaythling, Southampton for examination and experiments. AF106 was sent to the A&AEE at Boscombe Down for flight...

  • AF106

    P-38 Lightning
    The first three RAF Lightnings arrived in the UK by sea transport in March of 1942. AF105 was sent to the Cunliffe-Owen Aircraft Limited at Swaythling, Southampton for examination and experiments. AF106 was sent to the A&AEE at Boscombe Down for flight...

  • AF107

    P-38 Lightning
    The first three RAF Lightnings arrived in the UK by sea transport in March of 1942. AF105 was sent to the Cunliffe-Owen Aircraft Limited at Swaythling, Southampton for examination and experiments. AF106 was sent to the A&AEE at Boscombe Down for flight...

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...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
10 January 2016 16:12:09 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
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