P-38 Lightning Pilot Buzzes RAF Podington During World War II
Sometimes You Just Have To Let Loose And Have Some Fun
This footage taken at the Podington air base during World War II features one of the most iconic fighter plane of that time, the P-38 Lightning. This short clip goes over some neat facts about this great fighter and eventually ends with the pilot buzzing the base. You just got to love it. We sure did.
During World War II, over 10,000 P-38 Lightnings were manufactured in just under 4 years.
Located in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, England, this base was built in 1940 to fit two English bomber squadrons. Two years later, the base was available for American bombers and the 8th Air Force was stationed there. Although the airfield was designated for bomber squadrons, the Lightning in this vintage film probably stopped in on the way somewhere. Maybe that’s why
Although the airfield was designated for bomber squadrons, the Lightning in this vintage film probably stopped in on the way somewhere. Maybe that’s why he buzzed the base, just to lighten the moods of the bomber crews? Flying into German occupied Europe was one of the most nerve wrecking missions types during the war so a little break from reality would have been good for morale.