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Serial Number Criteria: 43-28516
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Data last updated: Tue Mar 15 09:25:04 2016
43-28248 ... 43-29047 (EXACT MATCH)
Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning
MSN 422-3263/422-4062
28260 (14th FG) lost over Austria Jul 26, 1944.  MACR 7190.
28261 (14th FG) lost over Austria May 24, 1944.  MACR 5184
28265 (1st FG, 94th FS) crashed at Lus La Croix Haute, France when hit by AAA
while strafing Aug 16, 1944.  MACR 7690.  Pilot KIA.
28270 (20th FG, 77th FS, "Grace Marie") show down by Fw-190A-8 of JG 11/7 at Gross Vollstedt,
Germany May 22, 1944.  MACR 4974.  Pilot POW
28272 (F-5E-2-LO, 34th PRS) scrapped Nov 1944.  
28281 (F-5E-2-LO, 34th PRS) scrapped Nov 1944.
28282 collided in midair with 42-13521 28 mi from Muroc AAB, California Jun 27, 1944.  Both pilots killed.
28286 (F-5E-2-LO, 34th PRS) scrapped Nov 1944.
28291 (F-5E-2-LO) to Chinese AF
28292 (F-5E-2-LO, 34th PRS) lost May 12, 1944.  Pilot KIA.  MACR 4666
28293 (67th FG) lost Jul 19, 1944.  MACR 7170
28300 (F-5E-2-LO, 10th PRG, 33rd PRS) shot down by Bf 109 Jun 17, 1944 near Cherbourg, France.  
Pilot KIA.  MACR 6489.
28302 (F-5E-2-LO, 33rd PRS) crashed during test flight Jul 7, 1944 near Chalgrove Field, UK.
Pilot killed.
28304 (F-5E-2-LO, 34th PRS) scrapped 11/1945.
28310 (F-5E-2-LO) crashed Coffeyville AAF, KS Aug 11, 1945.
28312 (F-5E-2-LO) to Chinese AF
28317 (F-5E-2-LO, 34th PRS) scrapped Dec 7, 1944.
28319 (5th FG) lost Jan 30, 1945.  MACR 11832
28320 (F-5E-2-LO, 34th PRS) scrapped 11/1945
28321 (F-5E-2-LO, 33th PRS) crashed on takeoff Jul 4, 1944, Chalgrove Field, UK.  Pilot OK.
28324 (F-5E-2-LO, 7th PRG) lost Aug 14, 1944.  MACR 7761
28327 (F-5E-2-LO, 4th PRG) lost Aug 28, 1944.  MACR 10781.
28329 (F-5E-2-LO, 34th PRS) scrapped spring of 1944.
28331 (F-5E-2-LO, 7th PRG) lost Aug 14, 1944.  MACR 7762.
28332 (F-5E-2-LO, 34th PRS) scrapped 11/1945.
28334 (F-5E-2-LO, 6th PRG) lost Feb 21, 1945.  MACR 13036
28336 (14th FG) lost Aug 19, 1944.  MACR 8341.
28338 (367th FG) lost Nov 16, 1944.  MACR 10568
28342 (367th FG 392nd FS   "Royal Flush") lost in  takeoff accident Aug 24, 1944; pilot killed.
28376 (479th FG, 434th FS) lost Westerveld near Zuidwolde (Dr), Netherlands  Aug 15, 1944.
MACR 8120.  Pilot POW 
28410 (1st FG) lost over Austria Sep 10, 1944.  MACR 8354
28415 (1st FG) lost over Austria Sep 12, 1944.  MACR 8350
28429 (14th FG) lost over Austria Jan 31, 1945. MACR 11815.
28456 (479th FG, 434 FS) lost Jun 19, 1944.  MACR 5959.
28470 (364th FG, 384th FS) shot down by Fw 190A-8 between Wrist and Stellau, Germany May 22, 1944.
MACR 5004.  Pilot KIA
28479 loaned to 192 Sqdn RAF for ELINT duties.  No RAF serial assigned.  Converted
to Droop Snoot configuration before going to RAF.  Reported to have been 
converted to radar search aircraft and operated by 36th BS, a radar countermeasures
unit.  Not sure whether this was before or after RAF service.
28481 (1st FG, 71st FS0 lost Mar 18, 1945.  MACR 13064.  Pilot returned.
28490 converted to Droop Snoot configuration and used by Project Aphrodite.
28493 (475th FG, 432nd FS) left engine blew up near Duland Nov 27, 1944
28505 (475th FG, 433rd FS) ditched  one mile north of Ilin Island, Mindoro PI. after being hit
by enemy aircraft fire Dec 18, 1944.
28506 (475th FG, 433rd FS) ditched 1 mi N of Ilin Island, Mindoro, Philippines after
being hit by enemy fire Dec 18, 1944
28519 assigned to NACA Ames Aeronautical Laboratory, NAS Moffett Field, CA Aug 30, 1944 to Mar 15, 1946
Used for icing research, electrically heated "gloves" were tested on the wings and tail
28525 (475th FG, 431st FS) damaged in boom and engine Jan 7, 1945.  Condemned salvage Feb 14, 1945.
28536 (1st FG, 71st FS) shot down by Rumanian fighters near Ploesti Jun 10, 1944.
MACR 5665.  Pilot KIA.
28549 (1st FG, 27th FS, shot down by Rumanian fighters near Ploesti Jun 10, 1944.
28551 (475th FG, 432nd FS) MIA about 15 mi NW of Dulang airstrip Jan 29, 1945.  MACR 11963
28554 (475th FG, 431st FS) MIA Jan 29, 1945
28570 (44th FS) crash landed at Guadalcanal Jun 5, 1944.  Wreckage and remains of pilot recovered in 2014.
28573 (18th FG) lost Dec 21, 1944.  MACR 10898
28574 (18th FG) lost Nov 13, 1944.  MACR 10457
28575 (347th FG) lost Dec 16, 1944.  MACR 11194
28576/28625 to F-5E-2-LO
28577 (F-5E-2-LO) 7th PG experimentally fitted with 0.50 in packaged
machine guns on fuselage sides for defensive purposes Mar 1945.
28580 (F-5E-2-LO, 8th PRG) lost Feb 14, 1945.  MACR 12349.
28581 (F-5E-2-LO, 33rd PRS) crashed near Paris, France Aug 19, 1944.  Pilot bailed out and
returned safely.
28583 (F-5E-2-LO, 35th PRG) lost Feb 2, 1945.  MACR 12287 and 12317.
28584 (F-5E-2-LO, 33rd PRS, *SheActsTough*) crashed on training flight near Landing
Field R-11, Eschwege, Germany Jun 3, 1945.  Pilot killed.
28593 (8th PRG) lost Nov 27, 1944.  MACR 10047
28599 (35th PRG) lost Nov 13, 1944.  MACR 10065
28608 (10th PRG) lost Jan 22, 1945.  MACR 11953
28609 (F-5E-2-LO, 33rd PRS, *Lacivious Lady*) scrapped in France Aug 1945.  Condemned
salvage Jul 12, 1946
28611 (F-5E-2-LO, 34th PRS) condemned salvage Aug 26, 1944. Scrapped 11/1945.
28615 (35th PRG) lost Nov 5, 1944.  MACR 10057
28616 (F-5E-2-LO) landed in Sweden Nov 22, 1944.  MACR 10613.  Scrapped in 1945.
Was only aircraft of its type to land in Sweden during the war.
28619 (7th PRG, 27th PRS, 'Ruth') shot down Nov 26, 1944 near Spesshardt,
Germany by Me 262.  MACR 10804.  Pilot bailed out and became POW.
28620 (25th PRG) lost Mar 20, 1945.  MACR 13513
28623 (F-5E-2-LO, 34th PRS) scrapped 11/1945.
28624 (F-5E-2-LO, 34th PRS) scrapped 11/1945.
28626 (82nd FG) lost over Austria Jul 16, 1944.  MACR 6907.
28628 (1st FG, 94th FS) hit by flak while strafing Reggio Emilia airdrome and
belly landed Jun 5, 1944.  MACR 5424.  Pilot evaded and returned Sep 1944.
28636 (82nd FG) lost Jun 11, 1944, Constana, Rumania. MACR 5756.  Pilot POW
28637 (1st FG, 945h FS) shot down by AAA near Avignon, France Aug 20, 1944 while
strafing.  Pilot KIA.
28640 crashed Moreton Park, England Oct 27, 1944.
28643 (14th FG, 49th FS) crashed in southern France at Eyguieres in belly landing Aug 14, 1944.  MACR 7953.
28678 (82nd FG) lost Jun 11, 1944, Constana, Rumania.  MACR 5759.  Pilot POW
28681 (82nd FG) lost to AAA over Austria Mar 4, 1945.  MACR 12714.
28695 (82nd FG) lost over Austria Mar 25, 1945.  MACR 13259.
28704 (1st FG, 71st FS) shot down by Rumanian fighters near Ploesti Jun 10, 1944.
MACR 5634.  Pilot KIA
28732 (1st FG, 71st FS) shot down by Rumanian fighters near Ploesti Jun 10, 1944.
MACR 5672.  Pilot MIA
28734 (364th FG, 383rd FS) hit by AAA during attack on Laerz May 21, 1944 and
made belly landing in middle of the airfield and pilot became POW.  MACR 5016
28738 belly landed at Moss Bank, St Helens, England May 24, 1944 after engines failed.
Pilot OK.
28740 (1st FG, 71st FS) in midair collision with P-38 42-66733 near Corsica
Aug 21, 1944 forming up after takeoff.
28743 (367th FG, 392nd FS) lost De Steeg, Netherlands Sep 17, 1944.
28750 (6th Ferrying Group, USAAF) crashed Apr 3, 1944, after the RH engine failed on initial climb.
The pilot attempted a forced landing on farmland about one mile NW of Harrisburg Airport, PA.
Evelyn Sharp, WAFS, one of the most experienced airwomen in the USA at the time, suffered a broken 
neck in the crash and died.
28755 14th FG 48th FS 1st Lt. William J. Tippett MIA on dive-bomb mission to 
Montfrin, France. His aircraft was seen to be hit by AA. 
MACR 8338. Honored on monument erected in Arles, France square along with 1st Lt. 
Walter C. McConnell who also went on the same mission.
28762 (1st FG  94th FS) May 17, 1944 hit by ground fire on strafing mission. Pilot parachuted
and became POW.  MACR 5059
28764 (1st FG, 71st FS) lost Jun 13, 1944 on escort mission to Munich.  MACR
6082.  Pilot MIA.  Crash site located in 1950 near Reichsbach-Engersberg,
Bavaria.
28772 (1st FG, 71st FS) shot down by Rumanian fighters near Ploesti Jun 10, 1944.
MACR 5776.  Pilot POW.
28783 (1st FG, 27th FS) shot down during strafing at Lavariano airfield near Udine, Italy
Jul 13, 1944.  Pilot KIA
28790 (1st FG, 27th FS) shot down during strafing at Lavariano airfield near Udine, Italy
Jul 13, 1944.  Pilot KIA
28800 (82nd FG) lost Jun 16, 1944.  MACR 5769
28803 (82nd FG) lost Jun 16, 1944.  MACR 6132
28806 (82nd FG0 lost Jun 10, 1944.  MACR 5763
28807 (1st FG) lost Jun 10, 1944.  MACR 6037
28808 (82nd FG) lost Jun 10, 1944.  MACR 5764
28809 (1st FG) lost Aug 19, 1944.   MACR 7963
28811 (82nd FG) lost Aug 4, 1944.  MACR 7298
28812 (1st FG, 71st FS) shot down by Rumanian fighters near Ploesti Jun 10, 1944.
MACR 5637.  Pilot KIA
28813 (82nd FG) lost Jul 13, 1944.  MACR 6909
28814 (14th FG) lost Jul 14, 1944.  MACR 6857
28815 (1st FG) lost Oct 23, 1944.  MACR 9330
28816 (1st FG) lost Aug 19, 1944.  MACR 7977
28818 (82nd FG) lost Jun 20, 1944.  MACR 5761
28820 (1FG, 27FS) crashed near San Severo, Italy Jun 29, 1944.  Pilot killed.
28821 (82nd FG) lost Jun 20, 1944.  MACR 5757
28823 (474th FG) lost Dec 25, 1944.  MACR 11900
28829 (475th FG, 433rd FS) MIA 
28834 (59th FG) lost Jan 27, 1945.  MACR 13295.
28836 (475th FG, 431st FS) shot down by ace Fukuda in Ki-84 Jan 7, 1945.  MACR 11646
28859 hit towed target during gunnery mission out of Santa Rosa AAF (California) and crashed May 24, 1944.  Pilot
bailed out too low to survive.   Pilot shot a target off its tow plane and left prop of plane got tangled
in the target cable.
28864 (347th FG) lost Oct 18, 1944.  MACR 10694
28876 (347th FG) lost Sep 1, 1944.  MACR 10668
28885 (347th FG) shot down in Pacific Nov 21, 1944 while strafing Japanese destroyer.  Pilot KIA.
28888 crashed near Kagel canyon above Sunland, CA Jul 6, 1944.  Pilot got into the classical 
P-38 flutter problem in a dive,and never pulled out. He went straight in, and buried it 10 ft. 
deep. Some small tail fragments were loaded on a flat bed trailer, and the rest was 
covered up with a bulldozer, where it probably remains today.
28902 crashed during gunnery training.  Pilot killed.
28903 crashed in the surf in the Los Angeles area Jul 18, 1944
28905 crashed in mountains near Los Angeles Jul 15, 1944
28968 (F-5E-2-LO) to Chinese AF
29000 (F-5E-2-LO) with 7th PRG, 27th PRS, "No Nuthin'" lost Westervoort near Arnhem,
Netherlands Sep 19, 1944.  MACR 9169.  Pilot KIA
29020 (F-5E-2-LO, 33rd PRS, *Puss 'n Boots*) crashed Dec 26, 1944 at Landing
Ground A-89, Le Culot, Belgium.  Pilot OK.
29026 (27th PRS, 7th PRG) shot down over Belgium Dec 24, 1944
29042 (475th FG, 431st FS) crashed Jul 29, 1944

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