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Anthony W 'Tony' Levier, test pilot for Lockheed poses with the nose art of a P-38 42-68008 Lightning P-38J "Snafuperman' whilst visiting the 496th Fighter Training Group, at Goxhill.



  • 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. ...

  • 496th Fighter Training Group

    496th Fighter Training Group

    Activated as 496th Fighter Training Group on 11 December 1943 at Greencastle by VIII Composite Command. ...



  • 42-68008 'Snafuperman'

    P-38 Lightning
    Anthony W 'Tony' Levier, a test pilot for Lockheed visited 8th AF bases to demonstrate his P-38J Lightning 42-68008, nicknamed "Snafuperman", he demonstrated the capability of the aircraft flying with one engine shut down. Previously he and chief...


  • Goxhill

    Military site : airfield
    Goxhill opened in June 1941 as an RAF Bomber Command airfield, before being handed over to RAF Fighter Command in December. The Eighth Air Force took ownership in August 1942, and used the airfield, which they quickly dubbed 'Goat Hill' for operational...


Date Contributor Update
09 February 2015 15:04:41 Al_Skiff Changes to place associations

Date Contributor Update
09 February 2015 15:04:03 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and aircraft associations