P-38, Inspection

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Item Details

Title

P-38, Inspection

Subject

Airplanes
Military uniforms

Description

"P-38 major (1,000 hrs?) check up" From "Darkroom Soldier": "Inspecting a P-38. Ten or twelve mechanics do a 200-hour inspection on this twin-engine fighter, the only mass-produced twin-engine fighter in World War II. '[T]he P-38 will be forever linked to the South Pacific. Japanese ships and aircraft were being savaged under the guns of skilled American pilots. The Japanese were never able to be on the offensive, and were usually on their heels. The P-38 routinely destroyed bombers, fighters, and ships without many losses. In fact, the average kill ratio was over 10 to 1. For every ten confirmed kills, only one P-38 was lost to all causes (this includes being shot down, lost at sea, and mechanical failures)." ("Darkroom Soldier" caption authored by George Venn)

Creator

Hill, Fred

Date

1945

Contributor

Helten, Paula (curator)

Rights

(c)Eastern Oregon University. This image is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution - Noncommercial - No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/us/). Acknowledgement of Eastern Oregon University as a source is required. For print quality images, prints, or high resolution tiff files, or commercial uses please contact the Library Director at Eastern Oregon University.

Identifier

2010.1.1516

Spatial Coverage

Lingayen, The Philippines

Provenance

From the Collection of Fred Hill