2/Lt. Bill Chambless
338th FS - 17 August 1944 - 23 August 1944 (Killed in Action)
Born on 27th January 1920.
In civilian life Bill Chambless was employed by American Cast Iron Pipe Company, Birmingham, Alabama.
Entered service from Birmingham, Alabama
ASN - O-826625
August 1943 - Graduated from Maxwell Field, Montgomery, Alabama (Pre-Flight School)
October 1943 - Graduated from 57th Army Air Field Primary Flying School, Ocala, Florida
January 1944 - Graduated from Bainbridge Army Air Field, Georgia (Basic Training)
March 1944 - Graduated from Marianna Army Air Field, Florida (Advanced Training)
12 March 1944 - Rated as a Pilot
12 March 1944 - Entered active duty as a 2nd Lieutenant with the USAAF
April 1944 - Graduated from Marianna Army Air Field, Florida (Fighter Gunnery Training)
17 August 1944 - Joined the 338th Fighter Squadron
23 August 1944 - Died in a training accident. Spun in near Little Horkesley.
Lt. Chambless is now buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Fayette County, Alabama, USA
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