Aviation Photo #2592646 Lockheed P-38L Lightning - USA - Air Force

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This L was built around 1944 and TOC with the USAAF as 44-53232. After WWII it passed into civilian hands and then served with the Honduran AF between 1949 and 1960 as FAH505. It came to the National Museum of the USAf in 1961 and is displayed as a P-38J with the 55th FS based in England. The top hats on the port side of the aircraft represent the nine bomber escort missions flown by its pilot, 2nd Lt. Royal D. Frey, with the yellow hat signifying five and the white hats one each.
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