P-38 LIGHTNING NOSE ART
ON 80TH FIGHTER SQUADRON AIRCRAFT
OF THE 8TH FIGHTER GROUP
AT IE SHIMA, JAPAN 1945

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The following photos are of P-38 Lightnings believed to belong to the 80th Fighter Squadron, 8th Fighter Group taken at Ie Shima Airfield, Japan in 1945. The photographs belonged to a 5th Air Force, 64th Bomb Squadron, 43rd Bomb Group veteran from Portland, Oregon who gave them to Mike Merryman.

 


Photo:- Mike Merryman Collection

P-38 Lightning "Miss Mecca II" piloted by J.L. Susott

 


Photo:- Mike Merryman Collection

P-38 Lightning "Glamour-Puss II"

 


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P-38 Lightning "Dream Girl"

 


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P-38 Lightning "Polly"

 


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P-38 Lightning "Pay Off"

 


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P-38 Lightning "Ready Maid"

 


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P-38 Lightning "Cyclone No Guts No Glory" piloted by Captain Emmett S. "Cyclone" Davis,
the Commanding Officer of the 80th Fighter Squadron, 8th Fighter Group

 


Photo:- Mike Merryman Collection

P-38 Lightning "Wishful Thinking" piloted by Lt. R.H. Hendrickson

 


Photo:- Mike Merryman Collection

Unidentified P-38 Lightning

 


Photo:- Mike Merryman Collection

64th Bomb Squadron, 43rd Bomb Group veteran from Portland,
Oregon who gave the above nose-art photographs to Mike Merryman.
Can anyone identify this veteran for me please?

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

I'd like to thank Mike Merryman for passing on the above photographs on this web page. Mike's father, Delmar Lee Merryman (new deceased), who was 87 years old in 2005, was a member of the 4th Depot Repair Squadron, 4th Air Depot from 1942 to 1945.

 

Can anyone help me with more information?

Such as Serial Nos for the above aircraft.

 

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