P-38J Lighting - Major Thomas McGuire, U.S. Army Air Force, 431st FS, 475th FG, 5th AF, 1944 (1:72 Scale)
The P-38J Lighting was a twin-engine, single-seat fighter aircraft used by the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) during World War II. The P-38 was known for its unique design, which featured two engines mounted in a "V" formation, and its versatility, which allowed it to be used in a variety of roles, including air-to-air combat, reconnaissance, and ground attack. The P-38J was an improved version of the P-38 and was produced in 1944.
Major Thomas B. McGuire, Jr. was a highly decorated American fighter pilot and flying ace during World War II. He was one of the top-scoring American aces of the war, with 38 confirmed aerial victories. McGuire flew the P-38J Lighting and was a member of the USAAF's 49th Fighter Group. He was awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously for his actions in the Philippines in January 1945. McGuire remains a respected and well-known figure in the history of American military aviation.
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