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Black widda? (P61?)
P38's. Early models with the slanted inlet below the engines. They have mass balancers on the horizontal stabilizer, so not too early. Beautiful and deadly.
"Fork Tailed Devils" to German pilots....
Never forget seeing P-38's over my grandmother's house when I was four or five years old right after the War (WW-II, The Big One).
Lightnings fer sure flying over the Aleutians.From here: https://www.google.com/search?q=212908+p-38&sxsrf=ALeKk03quNs5kRa6BhqwwWaAPgrs6tNbjA:1610720751679&tbm
Read The Thousand Mile war about WWII in the Aleutians. Shitty weather conditions for flying, sailing, ground pounding, shitty all the way around.
Who cares about the background.
Spent the winter of 77-78 flying P-3s out of Adak, AK. Tough place to fly with a reliable, 4 engine turboprop with decent navigation equipment. Can't imagine flying a twin engine, let alone a single engine piston plane with not much of any navigation equipment.