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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 74692
Last updated: 3 June 2020
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Time:07:10 approx
Type:Lockheed P-38L Lightning
Owner/operator:432nd FSqn / 475th FGp USAAF
Registration: 44-24845
C/n / msn: 422-5849
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Carolina airfield, Negros Island -   Philippines
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:Dulag, Leyte
Destination airport:Dulag, Leyte
Four Lightnings of the 475th Fighter Group were on an early morning fighter sweep over Negros in the central Philippines.
Two Japanese fighter planes were encountered near Carolina Airfield and in the clash that followed one of the US planes was shot down and another stalled and spun out of control at low altitude and crashed.
The latter aircraft was being flown by Major Thomas B. McGuire, Medal of Honor, with 38 air victories to his credit.
Thomas McGuire was killed in the crash.

- JF Baugher

Revision history:

06-Jun-2010 13:51 angels one five Added
06-Jun-2010 15:39 angels one five Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport]
25-Oct-2010 21:45 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
09-Sep-2011 20:55 angels one five Updated [Location, Narrative]
12-Oct-2011 14:52 angels one five Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
07-Jan-2012 03:36 Uli Elch Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Location, Source]
10-Aug-2012 12:55 Nepa Updated [Operator]
17-Sep-2013 00:49 angels one five Updated [Operator, Narrative]
11-Jan-2018 08:18 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
22-Mar-2019 04:32 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
03-Jan-2020 12:43 TigerTimon Updated [Time]
13-Feb-2020 19:25 Iwosh Updated [Operator, Location, Operator]

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