The 347th Fighter Group's most striking aircraft.
On April 18, 1943, Lt. Rex T. Barber and Capt. Thomas G. Lanphier engaged Japanese bombers over Bougainville, one of which carried Pearl Harbor conspirator Admiral Yamamoto. Both men flew P-38G Lightnings in the chaotic dogfight, but most historians believe Lt. Barber was the pilot responsible for Yamamoto's death.
- U.S.A.A.F. 347th F.G. 339 F. Sq. Lieutenant Rex T. Barber, Code: 147 "Miss Virginia," April 1943
- U.S.A.A.F. 347th F.G. 339 F. Sq. Captain Thomas G. Lanphier, Code: 122, April 1943
- U.S.A.A.F. 347th F.G. 339 F. Sq. Lt. Rex T. Barber, Code: 110, April 1943
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Stock Number: HSGS9949
Mfg. Number: 09949
Skill Level 3
Length: 9.44 in (240 mm)
Width: 12.79 in (325 mm)