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In the South Pacific, Richard Ira Bong adorned his P-38 fighter with the image of his girlfriend, Marjorie Vattendall, 19. They married in Feb 1945 and settled in Ohio, where Bong was assigned to test new aircraft. A week before the war ended, the man who survived 200 combat missions and scored a record 40 kills, died at age 24, when his experimental jet crashed on takeoff.

In the South Pacific, Richard Ira Bong adorned his P-38 fighter with the image of his girlfriend, Marjorie Vattendall, 19. They married in Feb 1945 and settled in Ohio, where Bong was assigned to test new aircraft. A week before the war ended, the man who survived 200 combat missions and scored a record 40 kills, died at age 24, when his experimental jet crashed on takeoff.

P-38 Lightning Instrument Panel   Diagram of the P-38 Instrument Panel from Pilot’s Flight Operating Instructions for Army Models P-38H Series, P-38J-5 and F-5B-1, T.O. No. 01-75FF-1, September 1943.

P-38 Lightning Instrument Panel Diagram of the P-38 Instrument Panel from Pilot’s Flight Operating Instructions for Army Models P-38H Series, P-38J-5 and F-5B-1, T.O. No. 01-75FF-1, September 1943.

Lockheed P-38 Lightnings  http://aviationexplorer.com

Lockheed P-38 Lightnings http://aviationexplorer.com

Vintage Pinups & WWII Nose Art — supermarketsecurity:  P38 Lightning belonging to...

Vintage Pinups & WWII Nose Art — supermarketsecurity: P38 Lightning belonging to...

P-38 Lightning nose art at the 2012 Planes of Fame Air Show.

P-38 Lightning nose art at the 2012 Planes of Fame Air Show.

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