1/Lt. Claude L. Chamberlin


(Robert M. Littlefield)

1/Lt. Claude L. Chamberlin

38th FS - 17 May 1944 - 15 November 1944

Assigned Aircraft

P-51D 44-13260

Mission History

Not Known

Mission List

55th FG  Mission #

Date Target

239

23 September 1944 Apeldorn to Cleve
Air Scores
Destroyed  
Probable  
Damaged  
Ground Scores
Destroyed  
Damaged  
Notes ASN - O-756486
17 May 1944 - Joined the 38th Fighter Squadron
23 September 1944 - Downed by anti-aircraft fire.
Lt. Chamberlin was acting as radio relay, between England and the Group, at 15,000 feet, in the vicinity of 5215-0520.  He reported that his oil pressure was low, then oil pressure went to zero, and he was taking up a heading of 210 degrees for friendly territory. No one heard him say he was bailing out.  Chamberlin stated that he had bailed out after being hit by anti aircraft fire.  He landed safely in Holland and civilians returned him from enemy territory to an American parachute unit the first day and he returned to England four days later.
Reproduced with kind permission of Mr. Robert M. Littlefield from the author's book Double Nickel - Double Trouble
September 1944 - Awarded Oak Leaf Cluster to Air Medal
15 November 1944 - Relieved from assigned and transferred to Casual Pool, 70th Replacement Depot, AAF
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