Sunday, January 20, 2013

The Supercharged P-38

The Lightning was the choice of America’s top aces
by Burton W.

During World War II at the age of 19, I flew a P-47 across India to join my fighter squadron. Our mission was to support ground forces driving the Japanese south out of Burma. After 75 missions, our missions became longer range, and my squadron converted to longer-range P-38Ls. I really enjoyed the forward visibility of the P-38. After 50 P-38 missions, I was rotated back to the United States.