When my father was a little boy, he remembered seeing the P-38 Lightning shooting down the Japanese planes. The Japanese soldiers in his village would watch too. Everytime a Japanese plane went down, they'd beat some poor old man out of frustration. My father didn't know what they were called. He just knew from the shape that they were American planes. They were also the loudest and fastest. He remembers the flashes coming from the nose and the wings of the plane. The Japanese planes usually exploded due to the tremendous amount of lead pouring through it. Eventually, all that ever flew in the skies were just the P-38s.
[This message has been edited by Snoopy (edited May 19, 2000).]