P-38L "Ruff Stuff" was at Thunder Over Michigan 2012, too.
And it flew for us, too.
This is the fighter that almost never was. In 1939, Lockheed and the Army decided to race the only prototype cross-country from Los Angeles to New York. The aircraft set a new record, making the flight in just over seven hours, including two fuel stops, but then crashed just short of the field in New York, destroying the aircraft. It was the only one and it's loss nearly shut down the P-38 project right then and there. But it's flight was so impressive that production went on with new prototypes and it became a premier fighter in both the European and Pacific Theaters.
Out of the 10,000 produced for the war, there's a dozen left flyable world-wide today.
Additional P-38 trivia: The last P-38 "ace" in the European Theater was none other than Robin Olds, who became legendary as a pilot and a leader in the US Air Force.