Pudgy (Lockheed P-38 Lightning)

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Joined August 2016

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The painting is a combination of water colors, and ink on canvas paper.

The Lockheed P-38 Lightning was a World War II American piston- engined fighter aircraft. Developed to a United States Army Air Corps requirement, the P-38 had distinctive twin booms and a central nacelle containing the cockpit and armament. Allied propaganda claimed, it had been nicknamed by Luftwaffe pilots “Gabelschwanz Teufel” (Fork Tail Devil), and “Two planes – One pilot” by the Japanese pilots. The P-38 was used for interception, dive and level bombing, ground attack, night fighting, photo reconnaissance, radar and visual pathfinding for bombers and evacuation missions. It served extensively as a long- range escort fighter, when equipped with drop tanks under the wings.

‘Pudgy’ was assigned to Maj. Thomas B. McGuire of the 431st Fighter Squadron, 475th Fighter Group, 5th Air Force, 1944.

© Copyright A. Hermann – AH Aviation Art, 2016

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