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  P-38F-5-LO "Thumper" Serial Number 42-12644 Nose 15
5th AF
475th FG
432nd FS

Former Assignments
35th FG
39th FS

Aircraft History
Built by Lockheed Aircraft Corporation (LAC) in Burbank. Constructors Number 222-7078. Delivered to the U. S. Army Air Force (USAAF) as P-38F-5-LO Lightning serial number 42-12644. Disassembled and shipped overseas and reassembled in Australia.

Wartime History
Assigned to the 5th Air Force, 35th Fighter Group, 39th Fighter Squadron on September 17, 1942. Nicknamed "Thumper". Nose number 15. Assigned to pilot John H. "Shady" Lane.

On December 16, 1943 assigned to the 475th Fighter Group (475th FG) "Satan's Angels", 432nd Fighter Squadron (432nd FS) "Clover". Ultimate fate unknown, not lost in combat or accident, likely scrapped or otherwise disappeared.

USAF Serial Number Search Results - P-38F-5-LO Lightning 42-12644
Thanks to John H. Lane, Jr. for additional information (son of John H. Lane)

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Last Updated
November 30, 2019


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