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W.W. II Lockheed P-38 Ad Here’s one of many examples of our country's ‘hometown’ moral support ads during WWII. This one features a Lockheed P-38 Lightning. This ad appeared in Life Magazine and Popular Mechanics in 1942. Go get’em Maj. Richard Bong! (Richard Ira Bong was America's all-time Ace of Aces, downing 40 enemy planes in the Pacific theater of the war while flying P-38 fighter planes. Bong was killed August 6, 1945, the day the Enola Gay dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, when the P-80 Shooting Star he was testing for Lockheed stalled and crashed on take-off.)
Tags: Richard  Bong  Lockheed  WWII  Ad  Plane  Hero 
Added: 19th August 2007
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Posted By: jimmyjet
Posted by: Teresa on 2007-08-19 
cool . . i like the flying info too! thanks . .my Dad flew a little Cessna, and was always telling me about the great pilots . . great memories
Posted by: Marie on 2007-08-19 
after all that! and he died taking off . . didn't Patton die unremarkably?
Posted by: Sneakysnake on 2007-08-19 
yep, u're right marie . . just one day before Patton was supposed to go back to the US, he was in a car acccident with his chief of staff, maj gen Hap Gay. They had been hunting pheasants. A truck hit them and Patton was paralyzed from the neck down and he died of an embolism. .

Posted by: Dezurtdude on 2007-08-19 
Jimmy Jet, as you know, per our discussions, that the P-38 was my favorite WWII aircraft! Thanks for finding the ad.
Posted by: Old Fart on 2007-08-19 
Well Dezurtdude, http://youtube.com/watch?v=08VnhuqZCY4you can add this to your toys list, see link.
Posted by: Jarg on 2007-12-28 
The p-38 designed by Clarence Kelly Johnson,who also designed the Blackbird during the cold war.
Posted by: Cliffy on 2007-12-28 
The Blackbird was and still is a plane that was so ahead of itself!
Posted by: Ellawillum334 on 2021-01-18 
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