The new 475th Fighter Group Historical Foundation museum is now located at the Planes of Fame Air Museum at the Chino Airport in Chino, California. The stories and memorabilia of this highly decorated group, which flew the P-38 in combat, are now permanently housed in a new display hangar constructed entirely by the members of the 475th. The 475th Fighter Group hangar was donated to Planes of Fame Air Museum in October, 2009, and becomes the new home of the Museum’s Lockheed P-38 Lightning.
28 Jul 44: Civilian adviser and famed aviator Charles Lindbergh shoots down an observation plane during a P-38 bomber escort mission with the 433rd Fighter Squadron, 475th Fighter Group, 5th Air Force, in the Seram area of Indonesia. More: http://scanningwwii.com/a?d=0728&s=440728 #WWII
[Photo] P-38 Lightning aircraft of the US 475th Fighter Group, South Pacific, 1944; note name 'Putt Putt Maru' on foreground fighter
Von Spahr, an Englewood, Fla. retiree, was a 19-year-old armorer in 1943 attached to the 431st Fighter Squadron, 475th Fighter Group, 5th Air Corps based at Port Moresby, New Guinea during World War II. His company commander told him to take a Jeep and pick up a pilot flying into the local airstrip in a P-38 Lightning fighter plane and being him back to the squadron’s ready room.
The P-38L Lightning, "Honey Bunny" takes to the sky for a deonstration flight for the Planes of Fame Air Museum's Living History Flying Day Event for April 2012. This flight features Steve Hinton as the pilot with a camera mounted on one of the guns in the nose. The seminar featured eight veterans of the 475th Fighter Group who presented the ...
https://flic.kr/p/dhsQ2F | Lockheed P-38 Lightning of the 475th Fighter group, Lingayen Airstrip, Luzon, Philippines. Aug. 25, 1945 | Lockheed P-38 Lightning of the 475th Fighter group, equipped with two auxiliary fuel tanks. On tank holds 310 gallons and the other 165 gallons. Lingayen Airstrip, Luzon, Philippines. Aug. 25, 1945