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Maurice Earl Chapman

Military

Assigned to 733BS, 453BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Brunswick in B-24 41-28745; shot down 8-May-44, Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 4590

Awards: PH

Service

People

  • Salvatore Giombarrese

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator and Waist Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    My father was injured on a mission to Brunswick Germany that flew from Old Buck on April 28th, 1944 on a B-24 Liberator named CEE-GEE II piloted by Lt Gus Johnson. He was taken off the plane unconscious and did not see any of his crew mates until a...

  • Fred Parker

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 453rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 733BS, 453BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Brunswick in B-24 41-28745; shot down 8-May-44, Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 4590 Awards: PH.

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Units served with

  • 453rd Bomb Group

    453rd Bomb Group

    Group
    As well as strategic bombardment missions, the 453rd Bomb Group also ferried cargo on two occasions. They hauled petrol, blankets, and rations to France in September 1944 and dropped ammunition, food and medical supplies near Wesel during the airborne...

  • 733rd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-28745 The Bold Sea Rover

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 486BG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 733BS, 453BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Brunswick. Shot down flak went down 2km west of Salzdahlum, four chutes seen, one on fire 8-May-44. 3 x POW, 7 x KIA. MACR 4590.

Associated Place

  • Old Buckenham

    Military site : airfield
    Allocated to the Eighth Air Force as a bomber base in 1942, Old Buckenham was built during 1942-43 with three concrete runways, 50 loop hardstandings and two dispersed T2 hangars. The station was the exclusive home for the 453rd Bomb Group, equipped...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Missaukee, MI 19 June 1921

Son of Earl Wesley and Rena Chapman.

Enlisted Kalamazoo, MI 28 October 1942

Kalamazoo, Michigan

Based Old Buckenham 1944 – 8 May 1944

Assigned to 733BS, 453BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Salzdahlum, Germany 8 May 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Brunswick in B-24 41-28745; shot down 8-May-44, Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 4590

Buried Riverside Cemetery Mount Pleasant, Isabella County, MI 1948

Re-Interred
Riverside Cemetery
Mount Pleasant, Isabella County, Michigan

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
17 January 2021 14:07:04 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:19:52 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 4590 / MACR 4590, The Liberator Men of Old Buc / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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