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
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
PHOTO RECON IN THE FIELD
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
Wild Bill's WW2 Links
Download Wild Bill's P-38 Screen Saver!
Lone Star Flight Museum
New & Improved!
Click here for Naval Observatory Time
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