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Lockheed P-38J Lightning “23 Skidoo”

By Htam

2017_TAM_2252_D500.jpg@ General William J. Fox Airfield, Lancaster, CA

March 2017

This year’s Los Angeles County Airshow was fortunate to have a P-38 in attendance courtesy of the Planes of Fame, seen here warming up the engines for takeoff.  “23 Skidoo” is the Lightning owned by the Planes of Fame Museum and operates out of Chino, CA. This aircraft never saw any combat before being surplused and changing hands until being restored to flying condition in 1988. The P-38 wears the markings of “23 Skidoo”, flown by Captain Perry J. “Pee Wee” Dahl of the 432th Fighter Squadron, 475th Fighter Group.  Nikon D500 w/Tamron 150-600mm, processing with Aperture.

Lockheed P-38J Lightning “23 Skidoo”

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