Warbirds 2009, Redbull P-38 Lightning
P-38L-5LO 44-53254 (N25Y), ex-F-5G-6LO, ex-White Lightnin, Red Bull Aviation, Salzburg, Austria (hybrid P-38 featuring early style engine cowlings with no turbo and top induction.
Lefty Gardner's "White Lightnin'" was arguably the most famous flyable P-38 in America. People would make a point to attend vintage air shows just so they could see her.
Sadly, on June 25, 2001, lightning struck the earth...and this time the lightning was white and the damage was bad.
This section of our website is dedicated to Lifetime Association Member, Marvin L. "Lefty" Gardner and his beautiful plane, "White Lightnin'," (P-38L-5, SN #44-53254).