Carl Franklin Chapman

Military

Capt Carl F. Chapman Jr. attended North Georgia College in Dahlonega, Georgia.

Statement from Theodore R. Peargy, 1st Lt, Air Corps, Pilot, 497th Bomb Sq.:"After bombs were dropped over target, aircraft was hit by flak. One engine appeared to be afire. Aircraft was making a bank to the right when it went into a spin. Members of my crew watched the descent of the aircraft. It appeared to be under control at an altitude of approximately 8000 feet. A short time later my radio-gunner saw a plane crash and burst into flame. My Co-Pilot saw one man leave the aircraft immediately after it went into the spin, but did not see the chute open. My radio operator also saw one other man leave the aircraft and saw the parachute open."

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Units served with

  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Ninth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 344th Bomb Group 497th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 6941901
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Flight Engineer, Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 344th Bomb Group 497th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 39825387 / O-741451
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 344th Bomb Group 497th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-722452
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 344th Bomb Group 497th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 18005969
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator, Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 344th Bomb Group 497th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-816603
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-26 Marauder
  • Nicknames: Gratis Gladys
  • Unit: 344th Bomb Group 497th Bomb Squadron

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Macon, GA, USA 1920-11-27

Died

41812 Erkelenz, Germany 1945-02-23

Buried

Interred Netherlands American Cemetery Margraten, Netherlands

Based

Stansted Mountfitchet 1945-02-23 Assigned to 497BS, 344BG, 9AF USAAF.

Revisions

Date3 Nov 2018 09:56:46
ContributorAl_Skiff