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F-5B Lightning reconnaissance aircraft USAAF Maj Thomas McGuire and Aviator Charles Lindbergh after returning from a combat mission, at Biak Island off New Guinea, Jul 1944. Note P-38 Lightning. Lindbergh helped with economical flight techniques to extend the range of P-38s.USAAF pilots Thomas McGuire and Charles Lindbergh after returning from a combat mission, at Biak Island off New Guinea, circa Jul 1944; note P-38 Lightning aircraft, possibly McGuireF-5C Lightning reconnaissance aircraft
F-5B Lightning reconnaissance aircraft 'Stinky' at Isley Field, Saipan, Mariana Islands, Jul 1944USAAF Maj Thomas McGuire and Aviator Charles Lindbergh after returning from a combat mission, at Biak Island off New Guinea, Jul 1944. Note P-38 Lightning. Lindbergh helped with economical flight techniques to extend the range of P-38s.USAAF pilots Thomas McGuire and Charles Lindbergh after returning from a combat mission, at Biak Island off New Guinea, circa Jul 1944; note P-38 Lightning aircraft, possibly McGuire's, in backgroundF-5C Lightning reconnaissance aircraft 'Dot Dash' at Eurk, Russia, Jul 1944
USAAF Lieutenant Everett A. Thies and his crew chief Technical Sergeant Daniel Nobel posing by their F-5C Lightning reconnaissance aircraft Armorers load .50 caliber ammunition into the four Browning M2 machine guns of a P-38 Lightning fighter with the USAAF 1st Fighter Group. 1944 photo probably taken at Salsola Airfield, part of the Foggia group, Italy.P-38 Lightning aircraft of the USAAF 370th Fighter Group, Jul-Dec 1944F-5E-2-LO Lightning reconnaissance aircraft of the 31st Photo Reconnaisance Squadron in flight over France, Jul-Dec 1944
USAAF Lieutenant Everett A. Thies and his crew chief Technical Sergeant Daniel Nobel posing by their F-5C Lightning reconnaissance aircraft 'Dot Dash', Eurk, Russia, 6 Jul 1944Armorers load .50 caliber ammunition into the four Browning M2 machine guns of a P-38 Lightning fighter with the USAAF 1st Fighter Group. 1944 photo probably taken at Salsola Airfield, part of the Foggia group, Italy.P-38 Lightning aircraft of the USAAF 370th Fighter Group, Jul-Dec 1944F-5E-2-LO Lightning reconnaissance aircraft of the 31st Photo Reconnaisance Squadron in flight over France, Jul-Dec 1944
Spare and surplus USAAF aircraft at Bari Airfield, Italy, Oct 1944.A crew chief with the 51st Fighter Squadron in front of the P-38J Lightning “Rebel” at Howard Field, Panama Canal Zone, 1944-45.P-38J Lightning aircraft of 370th Fighter Group, US 485th Fighter Squadron at the former Luftwaffe night fighter base at Florennes, Belgium, Oct-Dec 1944; note wrecked Me 210 aircraft in foregroundWASP pilot Ruth Dailey climbing into a P-38 Lightning aircraft, 28 Nov 1944
Spare and surplus USAAF aircraft at Bari Airfield, Italy, Oct 1944.A crew chief with the 51st Fighter Squadron in front of the P-38J Lightning “Rebel” at Howard Field, Panama Canal Zone, 1944-45.P-38J Lightning aircraft of 370th Fighter Group, US 485th Fighter Squadron at the former Luftwaffe night fighter base at Florennes, Belgium, Oct-Dec 1944; note wrecked Me 210 aircraft in foregroundWASP pilot Ruth Dailey climbing into a P-38 Lightning aircraft, 28 Nov 1944
Lightning in flight, post-Apr 1944P-38 Lightning aircraft at rest on an airstrip in Chico, California, United States, 1 Dec 1944Experimental P-38H Lightning aircraft, date unknownF-5A Lightning aircraft of USAAF 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom, Aug 1943-May 1945
Lightning in flight, post-Apr 1944P-38 Lightning aircraft at rest on an airstrip in Chico, California, United States, 1 Dec 1944Experimental P-38H Lightning aircraft, date unknownF-5A Lightning aircraft of USAAF 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom, Aug 1943-May 1945
F-5B reconnaissance aircraft at rest, date unknownF-5E Lighting “Kay” of the 40th Photo Reconnaissance Squadron at Akyab Island airstrip, Burma, 1945 (now Sittwe, Myanmar). Note P-51B Mustangs.Nose on view of a F-5 Lightning aircraft at Hickam Field, Oahu, US Territory of Hawaii, 1945 (photo reconnaissance variant of the P-38J Lightning).P-38 Lightning aircraft of USAAF 449th Fighter Squadron, China, 1945
F-5B reconnaissance aircraft at rest, date unknownF-5E Lighting “Kay” of the 40th Photo Reconnaissance Squadron at Akyab Island airstrip, Burma, 1945 (now Sittwe, Myanmar). Note P-51B Mustangs.Nose on view of a F-5 Lightning aircraft at Hickam Field, Oahu, US Territory of Hawaii, 1945 (photo reconnaissance variant of the P-38J Lightning).P-38 Lightning aircraft of USAAF 449th Fighter Squadron, China, 1945

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