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    P-38 A Personal Story



    pretty awesome vid
    “The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first.”
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    I got to sit in the Cockpit of a P-38 when I was 6 years old. Something I still remember clearly. At the time my father worked for a company that used surplus P-38 aircraft for aerial photography.

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    Very cool! I imagine they had some surplus 38s that still had the recon stuff in them.
    “The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first.”
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    Ah! the Magnificent P.38 Lockheed Lighting! the 416mph Twin Tailed Devil! the 3rd Fastest Fighter Plane of WW2, behind only the P.51 and the P.47. This is a Plane of Honor!!! With 4 .50 Caliber BMG's and 1 Cannon in the Nose She is the Plane that brought down Admiral Yamamoto! A fine Aircraft that served for 10 Years. starting with the U.S. Army Air Corps. in 1939 and ending with the U.S. Air Force in 1949. I had hoped the Stuart Air Show which is held every Veterans Day Weekend would have had one last Month, but sadly they did not. There was a Ladder in the back of the Wing, this is how you got on. You could not get on from the side with the Engines running. also the Propellers did not both go the same Direction. The Right Engine turned to the Left, and the Left Engine to the Right. What a Plane, for a well needed Period of Time. Paul
    Honored Nephew, of RM2. Robert E. Truitt, CA-35, U.S.S. Indianapolis, 30-July, 1945.

    In Loving Memory of CW4. Paul E. Truitt 22-September, 1929, 23-February, 2018.

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    Always wondered how one of these would perform with dual Merlins instead of Allisons.
    “The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first.”
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    Some thunder to go with those lightnings;

    “The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first.”
    -Thomas Jefferson

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