Welcome to the home page of "Wild Bill" Boyd. This page is a remembrance and resource web site for those acquainted with the Lockheed P-38 Lightning, the finest flying machine to come out of WWII. I ought to know. I drove one.


The P-38 National Association
New for 2001! Wild Bill's Digital Photo Database

P-38 Engine Crank Up in RealAudio

P-38 Engine Crank Up Wav file (500k)

Check out Wild Bill's WWII Aviation bookstore - click here

"White Lightnin" at the 1994 P-38 National Association Reunion in Houston, Texas. Lefty Gardner is behind the stick doing a high speed pass at Scholes Field in Galveston,Texas. When the '38 made its debut it could outdive and outclimb anything the enemy had to offer. It remained in a class by itself until the end of WWII. Post war surplus airplanes played a significant role in third world military arsenals until the mid 1950s.

"Wild Bill" beside his P-38F-5B somewhere in the Pacific around 1944 while serving with the 28th Photo Recon.


"Putt Putt Maru" from the Lone Star Flight Museum in Galveston, Texas.


SOME PHOTO RECON VARIANTS OF THE P-38L


28th PHOTO RECON NOSE ART

"Comely Coolie"

"Missouri Outlaw"

"Mitchell Deb"

"Foto Genii"

"Awaiting Autumn"


PHOTO RECON IN THE FIELD

Belly Landing - who needs landing gear?

Internal Camera Bay - the guts in the nose

P38 Field Photo Lab - one part developer, two parts mud

Aerial Welcome - a token acknowledgment from the enemy

Group Photo of the 28th - in the field as usual

Cockpit Photo Controls - from the original AAF manual


UPDATED!
Wild Bill's WW2 Links


Download Wild Bill's P-38 Screen Saver!

RELATED MATTERS


The Greenland Expedition

Recovery of the "Lost Squadron"


"Glacier Girl"

Recovery & Restoration


Lone Star Flight Museum


New & Improved!
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E-mail Wild Bill at wildbill@p38.com



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