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SSgt George H Chamberlain

SSgt George H Chamberlain

Birth
New York, USA
Death 2 Nov 1943 (aged 24–25)
At Sea
Burial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines
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Memorial ID 56751351 · View Source
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George served as a Staff Sergeant & Crew Member on B-25D "Fifi" #41-30311, 8th Bomber Squadron, 3rd Bomber Group, Light, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Cattaraugus County, New York prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on August 15, 1942 in Buffalo, New York. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a railroad brakemen and also as Married.

George was declared "Missing In Action" when his B-25 was hit by intense anti-aircraft fire from a Japanese cruiser. Their stabilizer was shot off, and the left wing outer wing, causing them to crash upside down into Simpson Harbor, south of Lakunai Airfield and due west of Matupi Island during the war.

He was awarded the "Distinguished Flying Cross" and the Purple Heart.

Service # 32382962

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Airmen who perished on B-25D #41-30311:

Bunce, Howard R ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, CT
Chamberlain, George H ~ S/Sgt, Crew, NY
Murphy, Robert E ~ 2nd Lt, Crew, FL
Rowe, Miles L ~ T/Sgt, Crew, ID
Wilkins, Raymond H ~ Maj, Pilot, VA ~ "MOH"
Raymond received the "Medal Of Honor"

( Bio & Crew Report by: Russell S. "Russ" Pickett )

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  • Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56751351
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SSgt George H Chamberlain (1918–2 Nov 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56751351, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .