P-38 photographed at sunset on December 1, 1944 in Chico, California.  The Lockheed P-38 Lightning was simply the most versatile aircraft used in World War 2.  After a lengthy developmental period, the P-38 eventually flourished in multiple roles. In its designed role, the P-38 was an effective fighter and was the main aircraft for most of the aces in the Pacific Theater of Operations. However, the P-38 was modified to become a world-class reconnaissance aircraft, an effective night fighter, and even an excellent strike/attack aircraft. .Credit: U.S. Air Force via CNP
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P-38 photographed at sunset on December 1, 1944 in Chico, California. The Lockheed P-38 Lightning was simply the most versatile aircraft used in World War 2. After a lengthy developmental period, the P-38 eventually flourished in multiple roles. In its designed role, the P-38 was an effective fighter and was the main aircraft for most of the aces in the Pacific Theater of Operations. However, the P-38 was modified to become a world-class reconnaissance aircraft, an effective night fighter, and even an excellent strike/attack aircraft. .Credit: U.S. Air Force via CNP

Filename: 031313USAF-History050.jpg
Source: Consolidated News Photos
Date: 27 Aug 2002
Location: Chico California United States of America
Credit: U.S. Air Force via CNP
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