Chantilly, Virginia - December 5, 2003 -- Lockheed P-38 Lightning, a twin engined fighter used in the Pacific Theatre during World War 2.  The Lightning downed more Japanese aircraft than any other fighter.  On April 16, 1945, Major Richard I. Bong, America's leading fighting ace flew this plane at Wright Field, Ohio.  He had planned to fly for an hour to evaluate an experimental method of interconnecting movement of the throttle and propeller control levers.  The flight ended before Bong could conduct the experiment when the plane's right engine exploded..Credit: Ron Sachs / CNP.(RESTRICTION: NO New York or New Jersey Newspapers or newspapers within a 75 mile radius of New York City)
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Chantilly, Virginia - December 5, 2003 -- Lockheed P-38 Lightning, a twin engined fighter used in the Pacific Theatre during World War 2. The Lightning downed more Japanese aircraft than any other fighter. On April 16, 1945, Major Richard I. Bong, America's leading fighting ace flew this plane at Wright Field, Ohio. He had planned to fly for an hour to evaluate an experimental method of interconnecting movement of the throttle and propeller control levers. The flight ended before Bong could conduct the experiment when the plane's right engine exploded..Credit: Ron Sachs / CNP.(RESTRICTION: NO New York or New Jersey Newspapers or newspapers within a 75 mile radius of New York City)

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Source: Consolidated News Photos
Date: 17 Oct 2001
Location: Chantilly Virginia United States of America
Credit: Ron Sachs - CNP
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