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But the two P-38s chasing me had an incredible climbing power. They stood on their tails and were catching up to my Type 3. I felt shivers down my spine. I have never had this experinece before. P-40s, P-39s, F4Fs, and even F4Us could not follow the Type 3 in steep climb. But this twin boomed P-38 was following me with ease!

Yoshio Matsumoto, 103 Independent Chutai, describing his first encounter with the P-38
Himetaru Kusen , Yoshio Matsumoto & Katsuaki Ikuse , ISBN4-7698-2136-0
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