Sub-sub-fonds - Chamberlain, Clarence N.

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Chamberlain, Clarence N.

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  • 1944-1991 (Creation)

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6 files containing 31 papers; 2 photographs; 1 audio recording

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(1922-2012)

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Col Clarence N. 'Bud' Chamberlain was born on the 30 August 1922. He was a pilot in the 489th Bomb Group. Clarence Chamberlain flew his first nine missions with Kenneth K. Burnett as co-pilot, until Chamberlain was transferred to a lead crew. He remained in the US Air Force after the war, retiring in 1970. He died on 8 June 2012 in Riverside, California.

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Records donated to the 2nd Air Division Memorial Library by Clarence N. Chamberlain.

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This section contains papers relating to Clarence Chamberlain's Second World War service, including photographs, movement orders, and an audio memoir. Also includes Kenneth K. Burnett's wartime scrapbook. Crew no. 56 comprised: 2nd Lt Clarence N. 'Bud' Chamberlain (pilot); Guy R. Lindengerger (co-pilot); T/Sgt Albert F. Steininger (radio operator); Sgt Richard Taylor (assistant crew chief); Sgt Robert J. Sorge (ball-gun armourer); T/Sgt Louis Enrigitte (crew chief); T/Sgt Daniel M. Boone (engineer, top gunner); S/Sgt Amil V. Pinson(tail-gunner armourer); 1st Lt Robert H. Mitchell (original pilot). Clarence Chamberlain replaced pilot Bob Mitchell after his promotion to 846th Squadron Operations Officer; 2nd Lt William Schwartz (navigator); 1st Lt Clearance Jongman (bombardier); 2nd Lt David D. Tracy replaced 1st Lt Irv Schildnecht as pilotage navigator; S/Sgt George W. Sprague (gunner).

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ef239a11-9d37-4af9-9b1c-067c4965dd72

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Created 08/09/2010 by Drohj. Modified 08/01/2019 by Catherine.Collins.

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