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Built by Lockheed Aircraft Corporation (LAC) in Burbank. Delivered to the U. S. Army Air Force (USAAF) as P-38H-5-LO Lightning serial number 42-66835. Disassembled and shipped overseas to Australia and reassembled.
Assigned to the 5th Air Force, 8th Fighter Group "Cyclone's Flying Circus", 80th Fighter Squadron "Headhunters". Tail code "A".
On November 2, 1943 took off from Port Moresby piloted by piloted by Major Edward Cragg on a mission to escort B-25 Mitchells over Rabaul. Inbound to the target, photographed with P-38G "Veni Vidi Vici" 42-12705 escorting B-25D "Arkansas Traveler" 41-30094.
Ultimate fate unknown, likely scrapped or otherwise disappeared.
USAF Serial Number Search Results - P-38H-5-LO Lightning 42-66835
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