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This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.

W.M. Chamberlain, Commanding Officer of the 561st Bomb Squadron, 388th Bomb Group at work. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'W.M. Chamberlain, CO 561 BS KAD.'



  • 388th Bomb Group

    388th Bomb Group

    The 388th Bomb Group flew strategic bombing mission from Knettishall, Suffolk from June 1943 to the end of the war. During this time, though, detachments were sent to Fersfield, Norfolk to conduct Aphrodite missions. In these Aphrodite missions veteran...

  • 561st Bomb Squadron


  • William Chamberlin

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Commanding Officer
    Commanding Officer of 561BS, 388BG, 8AF USAAF. On 5-Nov-43 B-17 42-30863 'My Devotion' returning from mission to Gelsenkirchen, Germany, with 2 damaged engines, crew baled out over North Suffolk, RTD. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Liege in B-17 42...


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:27:34 AAM AAM ingest

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