"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)
Helten, Paula (curator)
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Lingayen, The Philippines
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