William T Chapman

Military

Object Number - UPL 18044

Assigned to 83FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 551FTS, 495FTG, 8AF USAAF.

Awards: DFC (OLC), AM (3OLC), American Campaign Medal, WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 83rd Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 34207712
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Asst Crew Chief
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 83rd Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 13039647
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Crew chief

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Nicknames: Muscle Bound
  • Unit: 78th Fighter Group 83rd Fighter Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Nicknames: Muscle Bound #2
  • Unit: 78th Fighter Group 83rd Fighter Squadron

Places

Line up of P-47 Thunderbolts of the 82nd Fighter Squadron, 78th Fighter Group, at Duxford air base. September 1944. Printed caption on reverse of print: '55432 AC - War Birds Home To Rest - Republic P-47 Thunderbolts lined up on an 8th Air Force field in England after a daylight sweep over Germany. Crews have finished inspections and refueling.'
  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: "Duckpond"

Events

Event Location Date Description
Marblehead, MA, USA

Based

Duxford 1943-06-25 - 1944-03-02 Assigned to 83FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF.

Based

Atcham 1944-03-02 Transferred to 551FTS, 495FTG, 8AF USAAF.

Revisions

Date30 Aug 2017 09:38:47
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

Date13 Oct 2015 00:05:56
ContributorDmura
Sources

D. Chapman

Date27 Sep 2014 18:28:46
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / EAGLES OF DUXFORD, The 78th Fighter Group in WW2 by Fry, p133

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