Norwood, Massachusetts – June 16, 1942
On June 16, 1942, 2nd Lt. Herbert C. Chamberlain was piloting a Curtiss P-40E (Ser. No. 41-25161) over Norwood, Mass., when the aircraft experienced engine trouble. Lt. Chamberlain attempted an emergency landing at Norwood Airport, but went down in a swampy area near the edge of the field. The plane was damaged by Lt. Chamberlain was unhurt.
Lt. Chamberlain was killed a few days later in another P-40 crash at Hillsgrove Air Field in Warwick, Rhode Island, on June 24, 1942. For more information, see that posting on this website under “Rhode Island Aviation Accidents”.
Source: U.S. Army Air Corps Technical Report Of Aircraft Accident, #42-6-16-37