P-38 Lightnings at the Chino Planes of Fame Air Show 2013
The Planes of Fame 2013 Air Show in Chino, California was a special one this year. 5 Lockheed P-38 Lightning aircraft from the World War Two period flew together at the show. There are only 7 P-38’s flying in the world today (6 in the USA and 1 in Europe – unfortunately the 6th US one could not make it), so for the past 60 years this has been a very rare event to see this many flying together!
The flying P-38 aircraft involved were Planes of Fame museum’s P-38J “23 Skidoo“, Allied Fighters P-38L “Honey Bunny”, Tom and Dan Freidkin’s P-38L “Thoughts of Midnite”, Tillamook Air Museum’s P-38L “Tangerine” and P-38F “Glacier Girl” owned by Rod Lewis (this one has an amazing history, it had to belly land on Greenland in 1942 where it was abandoned. 50 years later in 1992…
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