P-38 aircraft and ground crews of U.S. 49th Fighter Group in New Guinea, during World War II.
Port Moresby New Guinea Date:1944, April Duration:1 min 23 sec Sound:NO SOUND
P-38 Lightning aircraft of the 9th Fighter Squadron, 49th Fighter Group, at Schwimmer Field near Port Moresby, New Guinea, during World War 2. Crew chiefs attend to P-38 aircraft, some with engines running. Ground crewmen manually maneuver nose wheel using towbar. Crew chief cleans the aircraft of American Ace, Captain Richard I. Bong. His P-38, named "Marge," displays large picture of woman and 27 Japanese victory flags ( Bong having just broken Eddie Rickenbacker's World War I record of 26 victories). Staff in control tower use light signals. Aerial view from airplane flying among cumulus clouds.
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