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  P-38H-5-LO "T-Rigor Mortis" Serial Number 42-66912 Squadron Number 93
5th AF
475th FG
431st FS

Former Assignments
49th FG
9th FS

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James W. Harris, III 1943

Aircraft History
Built by Lockheed Aircraft Corporation (LAC) in Burbank. Constructors Number 1423. Delivered to the U. S. Army Air Force (USAAF) as P-38H-5-LO Lightning serial number 42-66912. Disassembled and shipped overseas and reassembled.

Wartime History
Assigned to the 5th Air Force, 49th Fighter Group, 9th Fighter Squadron. Squadron Number 93. Assigned to Lt. James W. Harris, III. No known nickname or nose art. On the side of the cockpit was Harris four victory flags.

Later, this Lightning was transfered to the 475th Fighter Group, 431st Fighter Squadron. Assigned to pilot Lent who nicknamed the aircraft "T-Rigor Mortis". Ultimate fate unknown, likely scrapped or otherwise disappeared.

USAF Serial Number Search Results - P-38H-5-LO Lightning 42-66912

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Last Updated
December 1, 2019


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