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by Harold A. Skaarup   www.SilverHawkAuthor.com   
 
Warplanes of the Second World War preserved in the United States of America, Lockheed P-38 Lightning

Warplanes of the Second World War preserved in the United States of America, Lockheed P-38 Lightnings

The aim of this website is to locate, identify and document Warplanes from the Second World War preserved in the USA.  Many contributors have assisted in the hunt for these aircraft to provide and update the data on this website.  Photos are as credited.  Any errors found here are by the author, and any additions, corrections or amendments to this list of Warplane Survivors of the Second World War in the United States of America would be most welcome and may be e-mailed to the author at hskaarup@rogers.com.

Data current to 15 Nov 2018.

 (Tech. Sgt. Ben Bloker, USAF Photo)

Lockheed P-38F Lightning (Serial No. 41-7630), "Glacier Girl", dug out from 268 feet of ice in eastern Greenland in 1992.  It is based at Lewis Air Legends in San Antonio, Texas. Airworthy.

Lockheed P-38F Lightning (Serial No. 42-12652), "White 33", privately owned in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Airworthy.

 (Mike Kaehler Photo)

Lockheed P-38G Lightning (Serial No. 42-13400), unnamed.  This aircraft crash landed on Attu Island in 1945, and was recovered in 1999.  Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage, Alaska.

Lockheed P-38H Lightning (Serial No. 42-66534), being restored to airworthy status by a private owner in Wilmington, Delaware.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Lockheed P-38J Lightning (Serial No. 44-23314), "23 Skidoo", based at Planes of Fame in Chino, California. Airworthy.

Lockheed P-38J Lightning (Serial No. 42-67638), unnamed, Hill Aerospace Museum at Hill AFB, Utah.

 (Kogo Photo)

Lockheed P-38J-10-LO Lightning (Serial No. 42-67762), c/n 422-2273, unnamed.  This Lightning was assigned to Wright Field during Second World War.  This aircraft is preserved in the National Air and Space Museum (NASM), Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Washington Dulles International Airport, Chantilly, Virginia.

Lockheed P-38J Lightning (Serial No. 42-103988), being restored to airworthy status by WestPac Restorations for Flying Heritage Collection in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Lockheed P-38J Lightning (Serial No. 42-104088), in storage at the Flying Heritage Collection in Everett, Washington.

Lockheed P-38L Lightning (Serial No. 44-26761), in storage at Fantasy of Flight in Polk City, Florida.

Lockheed P-38L Lightning (Serial No. 44-26981), "Honey Bunny", based at Allied Fighters in Sun Valley, Idaho. Airworthy.

Lockheed P-38L Lightning (Serial No. 44-27053), "Relampago", based at War Eagles Air Museum in Santa Teresa, New Mexico. Airworthy.

 (Valder137 Photo)

Lockheed P-38L Lightning (Serial No. 44-27083), "Tangerine", based at Erickson Aircraft Collection in Madras, Oregon. Airworthy.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Lockheed P-38L Lightning (Serial No. 44-27183), unnamed, based at Yanks Air Museum in Chino, California. Airworthy.

Lockheed P-38L Lightning (Serial No. 44-27231), "Scat III", previously "Ruff Stuff", based at Fagen Fighters WWII Museum in Granite Falls, Minnesota. Airworthy.

Lockheed P-38L Lightning (Serial No. 44-53095), "Thoughts of Midnite", privately owned in Houston, Texas. Airworthy.

 (Airman 1st Class Tara A. Williamson, USAF Photo)

Lockheed P-38L Lightning (Serial No. 44-53015), "Pudgy V", McGuire AFB, New Jersey.

Lockheed P-38L Lightning (Serial No. 44-53087), "Marge", EAA AirVenture Museum in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

 (Articseahorse Photo)

Lockheed P-38L Lightning (Serial No. 44-53097), "Wyandotty Mich", 930, 43, 74, Museum of Flight in Seattle, Washington.

 (Greg Goebel Photo)

Lockheed P-38L Lightning (Serial No. 44-53186), 83, unnamed, based at Collings Foundation in Stow, Massachusetts. Airworthy.

 (USAF Photo)

Lockheed P-38L Lightning (Serial No. 44-53232), unnamed, painted as (Serial No. 42-67855), a P-38J of the 55th Fighter Squadron, based in England in 1944, National Museum of the United States Air Force at Wright-Patterson AFB in Dayton, Ohio.

Lockheed P-38L Lightning (Serial No. 44-53236), "Marge", Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center in Superior, Wisconsin.