P-38 Lightning

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Name: P-38 Lightning
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated Apr 22 2014 - 1 reports

From The Editor: Dream Flight

Stallion 51's Crazy Horse 2 As pilots, we all have strong opinions on the best day-to-day airplane to own. But at the top of most of our wish lists is the P-51 Mustang. This World War II machine represents the ultimate flying experience—a dream that ... [Published Plane Pilot - Apr 22 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

Flags at half-staff for Iowa, Illinois military casualties

Q. Why have the flags been flying at half-staff lately?— T.J.A. Most recently, Gov. Terry Branstad ordered flags to be flown at half-staff in Iowa from 5 p.m. Friday until 8 a.m. Monday in honor of U.S. Army Air Corps 1st Lt. Louis L. Longman, formerly ... [Published QC Times - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 13 2014 - Updated Apr 13 2014 - 1 reports

Escapes: Car show by the bay

Dream machinesFind crazy cars, vintage buses, custom motorcycles, antique engines, tractors, streamliners and more at the 24th annual Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show. It’s one of the West Coast’s biggest gatherings of the world’s coolest vehicles, with ... [Published Sacramento Bee - Apr 13 2014]
First reported Apr 11 2014 - Updated Apr 11 2014 - 1 reports

Branstad orders flags at half-staff to honor WWII airman

Gov. Terry Branstad has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff in Iowa from 5 p.m. Friday until 8 a.m. Monday in honor of U.S. Army Air Corps 1st Lt. Louis L. Longman, formerly of Clinton, Iowa.A Lockheed P-38 “Lightning” fighter pilot during World War ... [Published QC Times - Apr 11 2014]
First reported Apr 10 2014 - Updated Apr 10 2014 - 1 reports

Lockheed P-38 Lightning during taxi

AirSpace user kapnkrnch uploaded this great shot of a P-38 lightning , taken at the Air Power airshow in Zeltweg, Austria. ... [Published Flight International - Apr 10 2014]
First reported Apr 06 2014 - Updated Apr 06 2014 - 1 reports

Thunderbirds entertain the crowd and set off car alarms

COLUMBUS, Mississippi--The clouds rolled in but that didn't stop the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds for entertaining a large crowd at the "Wings Over Columbus" Open House and Air Show at Columbus Air Force Base.The pilots flew six F-16C "Fighting Falcon" ... [Published al.com - Apr 06 2014]
First reported Apr 05 2014 - Updated Apr 05 2014 - 1 reports

WWII Clinton flyer's remains return

Lt. Louis L. Longman's P-38 Lightning disappeared nearly 70 years ago as he flew protection for a bombing mission over New Guinea.A memorial service with his remains will be next Saturday at Rock Island National Cemetery on Arsenal Island.The Clinton ... [Published QC Times - Apr 05 2014]
First reported Apr 05 2014 - Updated Apr 05 2014 - 1 reports

Arthur Jeremiah Crowley’s Personal Perspective Of The Great Depression And World War II

My grandfather, Arthur Jeremiah Crowley, was born in 1918 during a time of great economic boom for the United States. At the same time Henry Ford was creating the automobile industry with his highly efficient assembly line innovations and World War I ... [Published Inquisitr - Apr 05 2014]
First reported Apr 02 2014 - Updated Apr 02 2014 - 1 reports

Blue Angels to appear at SUN n FUN air show in Lakeland, Florida

The U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels flight exhibition team will be featured at the SUN ‘n FUN air show in Lakeland, Florida.This festival calls itself “A fair in the air to remember” which is quite appropriate. Celebrating their 40th anniversary this year, the ... [Published Examiner.com - Apr 02 2014]
First reported Mar 28 2014 - Updated Mar 28 2014 - 1 reports

[Photo] Two Lightnings fly together: F-35A and P-38 over Luke Air Force Base

On Mar. 14, 2014, Luke Air Force Base hosted a ceremony for the arrival of the first F-35 (Tail Number LF 5030), the 5th generation stealth fighter that will equip the 56th Fighter Wing. “The F-35 Lightning II represents the future of tactical aviation ... [Published The Aviationist - Mar 28 2014]
First reported Mar 21 2014 - Updated Mar 21 2014 - 1 reports

F-35 shares the sky with its namesake

A Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] F-35 Lightning II shared the sky this weekend with its World War II-era namesake, the P-38 Lightning. The two Lightnings flew over Luke Air Force Base during its annual air show. Col. Todd Canterbury, Commander of the 33rd ... [Published Maryland Bay Net - Mar 21 2014]
First reported Mar 19 2014 - Updated Mar 19 2014 - 1 reports

Air show Lightning: F-35 flies alongside its World War II namesake

The future of military aviation flew alongside an important piece of its past last weekend, and both aircraft were named Lightning.A Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II shared the sky with its World War II-era namesake, the Lockheed P-38 Lightning over ... [Published Business First of Buffalo - Mar 19 2014]

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...Planes were low on gas. Some were lost in the fog. In all, 31 aircraft were lost, according to an account in "Fire in the Sky: The Air War in the SouthSouth Pacific" by Eric M Bergerud
"I would hope that people think of all the great friends that they are making for life," he said. "I remember the people that I flew with in the war and realize I really made a lot of lifelong friends. There are a lot of good, good people in the military."
...During the war, German pilots branded the P-38 "The Forked-Tail Devil.” Several F-35 partner countries – Australia, Canada, Italy and the United Kingdom – also flew the P-38 in combat."

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From The Editor: Dream Flight [Published Plane Pilot - Apr 22 2014]
Flags at half-staff for Iowa, Illinois military... [Published QC Times - Apr 17 2014]
Lockheed Super Constellation walkaround — elega... [Published seattlepi.com - Apr 14 2014]
Escapes: Car show by the bay [Published Sacramento Bee - Apr 13 2014]
Branstad orders flags at half-staff to honor WW... [Published QC Times - Apr 11 2014]
Gov. Terry E. Branstad orders flags at half-sta... [Published KROS 1340 AM - Apr 10 2014]
Lockheed P-38 Lightning during taxi [Published Flight International - Apr 10 2014]
Thunderbirds entertain the crowd and set off ca... [Published al.com - Apr 06 2014]
WWII Clinton flyer's remains return [Published QC Times - Apr 05 2014]
Arthur Jeremiah Crowley’s Personal Perspective ... [Published Inquisitr - Apr 05 2014]
Blue Angels to appear at SUN n FUN air show in ... [Published Examiner.com - Apr 02 2014]
[Photo] Two Lightnings fly together: F-35A and ... [Published The Aviationist - Mar 28 2014]
Moody hosts WWII veterans [Published Langley Air Force Base - Mar 21 2014]
F-35 shares the sky with its namesake [Published Maryland Bay Net - Mar 21 2014]
Inaugural L.A. County Air Show to Feature Impre... [Published Flying Magazine - Mar 20 2014]
Blue Angels headline LA County Air Show [Published Aerotech News and Review - Mar 20 2014]
Air show Lightning: F-35 flies alongside its Wo... [Published Business First of Buffalo - Mar 19 2014]
Teachable Moments: One long flight transported ... [Published Tennessean - Feb 04 2014]
Lightning strikes near MC-130E Combat Talon. Ar... [Published The Aviationist - Jan 30 2014]
Iraq to get 24 AH-64E Apache gunships in a deal... [Published The Aviationist - Jan 28 2014]
This photo of AH-64 Apache helicopter salvoing ... [Published The Aviationist - Dec 31 2013]
U.S. evacuation flights from South Sudan hit by... [Published The Aviationist - Dec 21 2013]
[Photo] Man-carrying pod used on U.S. P-38 Ligh... [Published The Aviationist - Dec 13 2013]
Visit to Richard Bong Center a wish come true [Published Superior Telegram - Jul 26 2013]
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[Photo] Two Lightnings fly together: F-35A and ... [Published The Aviationist - Mar 28 2014]
On Mar. 14, 2014, Luke Air Force Base hosted a ceremony for the arrival of the first F-35 (Tail Number LF 5030), the 5th generation stealth fighter that will equip the 56th Fighter Wing. “The F-35 Lightning II represents the future of tactical aviation ...
Lightning strikes near MC-130E Combat Talon. Ar... [Published The Aviationist - Jan 30 2014]
When “lightning within five” is announced on an U.S. airbase, personnel are instructed to seek immediate shelter. Lightnings don’t down planes, at least not directly… Taken in 2006 at Duke Field, the above image shows a lightning strike near an MC-130E ...
Iraq to get 24 AH-64E Apache gunships in a deal... [Published The Aviationist - Jan 28 2014]
Renaissance of the Iraqi Armed Forces continues: the U.S Department of Defence Security co-operation Agency has notified Congress of a possible sale to Iraq of 24 AH-64E Apache Longbow helicopters. The gunship helicopters won’t come alone. Included in ...
This photo of AH-64 Apache helicopter salvoing ... [Published The Aviationist - Dec 31 2013]
Known as “Peten” (“Cobra” in Hebrew) in the Israeli Air Force, the Boeing AH-64A is an attack helicopter that Israel has extensively used in combat since 1990s. Involved in Lebanon and, more recently, in Operation Cast Lead, the AH-64A and D have been ...
U.S. evacuation flights from South Sudan hit by... [Published The Aviationist - Dec 21 2013]
According to the BBC (and other media outlets around the world) two US evacuation flights from South Sudan have been fired upon with subsequent injuries. The aircraft, which landed in Uganda, were attacked near Bor, capital of the state of Jonglei ...
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