First Hand Accounts
Articles of Interest
We are attempting to create a comprehensive list of the planes, pilots and crew of the 475th FG. There will be additions and corrections made as we get new or updated info coming in.
One exhibit that is a favorite with our guests is our P-38 Cockpit Display. Our guests can actually climb into this authentic replica and relive a little of what pilots had to deal with before we had computers or GPS.
Nose art was a popular moral builder, it ranged from tame cartoon characters to some really “RACEY” women. Our Nose Art Gallery is a collection of personal photos, museum archives, and some taken from “Possum, Clover and Hades”, by John Stanaway, and “Lightning Strikes”, by Ronald Yoshino.
Originally designed as a high-altitude interceptor, the P-38 proved very versatile and went on to become one of the most famous aircraft of all time.
The P-38 was the first fighter to fly faster than 400 mph. and, it was the only American fighter aircraft in production throughout the entire American involvement in WWII….
Told through graphics, videos, and artifacts from the men of the 475th Fighter Group, their inspirational and accomplished stories are collected in the 475th Fighter Group hangar at the Museum. This hangar is also home to “23 Skidoo,” the Museum’s Lockheed P-38J Lightning, one of only a handful of flying P-38 aircraft.
The 475th Fighter Group and P-38 exhibit at the Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum highlights uniforms and memorabilia belonging to members of the 475th Fighter Group. The fiberglass cockpit displays instrument panels and equipment used by 475th pilots.
Another venue that houses 475th FGHF memorabilia is at the Museum of Flight, located in Seattle, Washington. The Museum of Flight is a private, non-profit air and space museum at the King County International Airport, just south of Seattle.
City: Palm Springs, CA
Host: P-38 Assn