5 decal variants:
1. P-38F-1, Lt. Jack M Ilfrey, 94th FS/1st FG, Nouvion, Algeria, March 1943
2. P-38F-1 of the 27 FS, 1 FG, Lt Edward Newbury, Tunisia, 1943
3. P-38F-5, Lt Paul Stanch, 39th FS / 35th FG, Port Moresby, January 1943
4. P-38F-15, CO of the 95th FS/82nd FG, Berteaux, Algeria, May 1943
5. P-38F-15, 94th FS, 1st FG, 12th AF, Sardinia, 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.