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Warren Marshall Chapman

Military

Assigned to 62FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF. Prop failure in P47D 42-7866. Crashed into trees off runway and suffered head injuries. 9-May-43. Transferred to 311FRS, 27ATG, 9AF USAAF.
Crashed near Llangynog, Montgomeryshire poor weather during a ferry flight from Nuthampstead to Warton on 12-Feb-44 in P-38F 42-12579. Killed in Action (KIA).

Awards: PH.

Service

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 9th Air Force
  • 27th Air Transport Group
  • 56th Fighter Group

    56th Fighter Group

    Group
    Flying P-47 Thunderbolts throughout their time stationed in England, the Group, known as "the Wolfpack", had more ace pilots than any other Eighth Air Force Fighter Group. The 56th Fighter Group also destroyed more enemy aircraft in air combat than any...

  • 311th Ferry Squadron
  • 62nd Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-7866 The Greek

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 62FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF. Lost due to Prop failure, crashed into trees off runway Cat 5 damage pilot Lt Warren M Chapman suffered head injuries. 9-May-43.

Associated Place

  • Halesworth

    Military site : airfield
    Halesworth was constructed in 1942-1943. Initially planned as a bomber airfield, its location close to the Suffolk coast meant that it was in an ideal position to operate escort fighters, where range was a critical factor. Consequently, the 56th...

  • Maghaberry

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1941-42 as a training and factory airfield satellite to RAF Long Kesh, Maghaberry had three concrete runways, 17 pan and 14 loop type hardstandings, and two T2 hangars. Occupied by RAF Army Co-operation squadrons and Operational Training...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Mecklenburg County, NC, USA 9 May 1919

Son of Clarence B and Arthilla [Thrash] Chapman.

Lived in Selma, AL, USA 1941
Enlisted Charlotte, NC, USA 1942
Crashed Montgomery Regional Airport, 4445 Selma Hwy, Montgomery, AL 36108, USA 24 August 1942

Landing Accident due to Ground Loop Selma Muni Airport, AL Cat 3 damage 2Lt Warren M Chapman, 24-Aug-42

AT-6A 41-16999 - 381SchSq

Based Halesworth 1943 – 9 May 1943

Assigned to 62FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Halesworth IP19, UK 9 May 1943

Prop failure in P47D 42-7866. Crashed into trees off runway and suffered head injuries. 9-May-43.

Based Maghaberry 1944 – 12 February 1944

Transferred to 311FRS, 27ATG, 9AF USAAF.

Died Llangynog, Oswestry SY10 0ET, UK 12 February 1944

Crashed near Llangynog, Montgomeryshire poor weather during a ferry flight from Nuthampstead to Warton on 12-Feb-44 in P-38F 42-12579. Killed in Action (KIA).

Buried 14 February 1944

Interred
Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial

Buried 22 Dallas Ave, Selma, AL 36701, USA 1946

Re-Interred
Live Oak Cemetery
Selma
Dallas County, AL

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
26 December 2017 15:46:00 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/page/83989385-warren-m-chapman/facts
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbapi.asp?Pilot=Chapman%2C+Warren...
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/96674635/warren-marshall-chapman

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:27:09 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Leslie Veit, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces, Gooney Birds and Ferry Tales Pg 338 / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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