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(Center Right) P-38L Lightning 44-24155 Tail 112 piloted by Captain Fred Champlin leading a formation over Leyte Gulf
This photo was taken by an F-5 Lightning.  David Mason went to Marathon, FL and interviewed Eileen Champlin (Fred Champlin's widow) and informed her Thomas McGuire was flying her husband's plane on the January 7, 1945 when he crashed.
Credit: USAAF, 475th FG, 431st FS Date: December, 1944
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