Eddie & Oscar Phillips Collection

The most likely candidate I have found is TBM-1C 45626 which had an engine fire just after take off from NAS Grosse Ile on 30 August 1945 and forced to ditch in the Lake Erie.  Part of the exhaust stack had dropped off. It looks relatively undamaged but was stricken.- George Kernahan 

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