41-2139 Pouting Peggy



Type: L-222-62-13 Lightning F-4-1-LO
MSN: 5357


01JAN42 Received by USAAF. (Source: 4)
MAR42 Received Long Beach to (Source: 4)
06APR42 Long Beach. (Source: 4)
31MAY42 Received Dallas. (Source: 4)
20JUN42 Received Lowry (8th PRS). (Source: 4)
23JUN42 Received Sacramento Air Depot. (Source: 4)
06JUL42 Received San Francisco (Port of Embarkation). (Source: 4)
15JUL42 SUMAC (Fifth Air Force SWPA) (Source: 4)
19AUG42 Received at Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation, Fishermens Bend, Melbourne for erection. (Source: 8)
02SEP42 Delivered ex CAC (Source: 8)
03SEP42 Arrived at Townsville on delivery to the 8th PRS. Served with the 8th PRS as "Pouting Peggy" with squadron code "39". Also carried the name "Doris" on the starboard radiator pod. (Source: 11)
13JAN44 Condemned by Fifth Air Force, Brisbane. (Source: 4)
08FEB44 Allotted to RAAF by Fifth Air Force HQ along with 41-2130 and 41-2217. (Source: NAA Series A11093 Item 3081559)
31MAR44 Advice from Forward Echelon that three Lightnings are being prepared for flight at Port Moresby. (Source: NAA Series A11093 Item 3081559)
03APR44 Struck off by USAAF. (Source: 4)
21APR44 Advice from Forward Echelon that three Lightnings will be ferried to 3AD Amberley on or about 30APR44. (Source: NAA Series A11093 Item 3081559)
15MAY44 Lightnings 41-2217 and 41-2156 arrived at Amberley but were rejected by the RAAF owing to their poor condition. The third Lightning force landed at Rockhampton but its identity is unknown. So, although 41-2139 was allotted to the RAAF, it may not have been delivered. Evidently 41-2156 was substituted for either 41-2139 or 41-2130.(Source: NAA Series A11093 Item 3081559)
26SEP44 Condemned as salvage by Fifth Air Force, Brisbane. (Source: 4)


Log book of Flt Lt F.H.W. Robilliard via his son Iain Robilliard.
Log Book of Flt Lt W.H.S. Talberg via David Vincent
Log Book of Sqn Ldr R.M. Green via David Vincent
USAAF History Card for 41-2158 accessed by Terry Geary.
RAAF Unit History sheets (Form A50) [Operations Record Book - Forms A50 and A51] 1 PRU Number 87 Squadron Jun 42 - Oct 53. NAA: A9186, 118
Operations Record Book No 51 Operational Base Unit, Groote Eylandt via Phil Vabre.
RAAF Form E/E88 (Status Card)
Listing compiled by a CAC employee, Bill Audsley, and published in Aviation Heritage the journal of the Aviation Historical Society of Australia (AHSA) Vol 22 No 4.
Mosquito Monograph by David Vincent.
Log Book of FLGOFF P.B. Jones, RAAF.
The Eight Ballers by John Stanaway & Bob Rocker. Schiffer Publishing 1999
Log Book of Sqn Ldr Geoff Atherton.

Issue Date Remarks
4 01APR16
Refreshed page layout with no change to data.
3 05MAY14
Minor changes to page layout.
2 16JUL10
Added two images of the aircraft.
1 22FEB04
Original issue. Drawn from USAAF Aircraft History Card supplied by Terry Geary and NAA Series A11093 Item 3081559.

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