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P-38J Lightning aircraft 'Yippee', 1944-1946

Caption   P-38J Lightning aircraft 'Yippee', 1944-1946 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Air Force
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Added By David Stubblebine
Added Date 4 May 2010

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
29 May 2010 04:28:00 PM

Tony LaViere, Chief Test Pilot for Lockheed
Aircraft bought a war surplus P-38 Lightning
for $2,500 thats 1940's Dollars.
The fighter had less than 20 hours flying time, since it was built, Tony paid for the
P-38, did his pre-flight inspection,and flew the fighter back to Burbank, California.
Today a P-38 Lightning is worth Millions!
2. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
17 Aug 2010 10:44:25 AM

Above photo:

The 5,000th P-38J built named "Yippee was
painted overall red in color.

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