"Fork-tailed Devil" to the Germans - the Lockheed Lightning, my favorite fighter from World War II. America's highest scoring ace, Richard Ira Bong, flew his to 40 kills. Yeager was pretty good in this plane also.
June Lockheed Lightning fighter planes cross the English countryside on their way to France on D-Day. Note The invasion stripes, unique to that operation for easy identification of Allied aircraft on that busy day.
The M “Night Lightning”. This angle shows not only the radar operator crammed in the back, but also the radar pod up front. The airframe was essentially unchanged in other regards. This version of the did not see actual combat operations,.