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Germany Suffered Big Losses at the Hands of the P-38

Short | 03:20

The P-38 almost single-handedly drove back the Germans as they attempted to keep their north Africa armies supplied. In just one month, the allies shot down over 400 German planes, while losing only 36.


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It was one of the most unique and deadly warplanes of World War II, with devastating agility and unmatched speeds of over 400 mph. But before the P-38 Lightning seized control of the air from the Japanese and the Germans, some of its pilots were forced to learn on the job. Follow its dogfighting journey, from Alaska to Africa and from Berlin to Tokyo, as the Lightning earned its name, blazing into battle and delivering a killer strike into the hearts of its enemies.

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