P-38F-5A Shark

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  1. Micdrow

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    Hi Guys,

    Looking for more info and pictures of this P-38F-5A. Found the profile in Squadron Signals book P-38 in Action number 109.

    Any help appreciated in advance.

    Thanks Paul
     

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    Unusual paint scheme on that one, Paul. I have seen shark mouth painting on the engines in the past. Did you do a google search of the 12th PRS? I am guessing they were part of a composite group.
     
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    Hi Eric,

    Yeah I have done some basic searches with google on it but so far no luck. I also have went though just about every book I have on the P-38 with no luck. I am guessing a photo exists as to where the profile came from. Kinda of a mystery.

    Thanks Paul
     
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    It does, and I just saw the darn thing yesterday. Let me try to find it again.
     
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    Very cool David, can't wait to see it :)
     
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    A little bit out of the path but a sharky P-38F-5E of the 27th PRS, 7th PRG...

    [​IMG]
     
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    Paul, I've gone through my history and I cannot find it. It was a B&W photo of a P-38 with that mouth but I do not remember if Shark or Louise was on it. I came across it while looking at Life's photo archives, warhistoryonline.com, or research on the Chinease AF during WW2. I think it was on Life archieves.
     
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    Thanks for looking David, I know there are P-38's named Louise and I have found other shark mouth P-38's but nothing on this one.

    Wojek, thanks for the picture. That one is kind of evil looking if you ask me :)
     
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    This is ringing bells Paul. I'll have a look through my stuff and see if I can find anything.
     
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    Thanks Terry,

    I guess I find this aircraft kinda interesting as there are at least 4 pin up girls on it besides the two names and sharks mouth. Would make for an excellent model if we can find more info on it for some one :)

    Thanks again Paul
     
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    Found a 1/18 scale model with the same mouth and "Louise", and tail number on it. No pin-ups, NMF, and a gun-nose version.

    Geo
     
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    Thanks for taking the time to look Geo, yeah this one seem as bit strange. Ive found a few close ones but nothing exact on this one.
     
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    The 12th Photo Recon Squadron was with the 3rd Recon Group/12th AAF , give that group a try and see if they have a historian that can help ...........................
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    Thanks Johnny, I may give it a shot.

    All the best Paul
     
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    Very cool and many thanks for the picture. Confirms that this aircraft did exist. Many thanks again!!!!
     
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    No problem, glad I could help.
     
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    I found this one thinking if was the one you were looking for, DANG IT!!

    Shark p-38.jpg
     
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    Its close but no cigar, It is a great shot though. Its amazing on how many pictures there are out there and many thanks for trying though :)
     
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