Classic Us Combat Aircraft Of Wwii - P-38
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Classic U.S. Combat Aircraft of WWII is a unique program series tracing the development of the most important US Fighters and Bombers of World War II. The first program is dedicated to the P38 Lightning, the fork-tailed Devil. This and subsequent programs will demonstrate how these important aircraft were vital to the war effort in both the fighter and bomber arenas of the war.
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It has few interesting combat actions other than some strafing. Only three outstanding aces are mentioned
by name (Bong,Zempke. ) and only Bong (top ace with 40 ) is mentioned in any detail. P-38s shot down
Yamamoto's plane,but if that was mentioned, I missed it. Some lack of combat action was probably due
to the design of the P-38 as a high altitude interceptor (and subsequent use as a ground attack plane).
I did like the description of its development,and the details about the main designer Kelly Johnson
who was born near where I live. If you want to read more about Lockheed,get the book Skunk Works.