|One of the most famous aircraft of the Second World War is the Lockheed P-38 Lighting. The Lighting is one of the most interesting aircraft designs to emerge from the war with it’s twin booms and tails, earning it the nickname Forked-tail-devil by it’s adversaries.
No P-38 pilot was more skilled than Maj. Richard Bong, leading Pacific theater American Ace with 40 "kills" to his recorded before is untimely death while test flying the Lockheed P-80 in Southern California August 6, 1945. Bong loved the P-38 because of its "fire power wallop" and "climbed like a homesick angel". "Lightning" represents Bong’s P-38 picking its way through a thunderstorm, flying perilously close to a potential lightening strike.