5 decal variants:
1. P-38H, of 39th Sq., 35th FG, Guadalcanal, 1943
2. P-38H, 431st FS, 475th FG Dobadura, New Guinea 1942
3. P-38H, 37th FS, 14th FG, North Africa, August 1943
4. P-38H, of the 432nd, FFS 475th, FG in late 1943
5. P-38H, 8th AF, 55th FG, 38th FS, Great Britain, late 1943
P-38 was used in a number of roles, including dive bombing, level bombing, ground-attack, night fighting, photoreconnaissance missions, and extensively as a long-range escort fighter when equipped with drop tanks under its wings. The P-38 was used most successfully in the Pacific Theater of Operations and the China-Burma-India Theater of Operations as the mount of America's top aces, Richard Bong (40 victories) and Thomas McGuire (38 victories). In the South West Pacific theater, the P-38 was the primary long-range fighter of United States Army Air Forces until the appearance of large numbers of P-51D Mustangs toward the end of the war.