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Sidney Novell


Navigator, Chapman Crew. 381st BG, 535th BS. B-17F #42-5846 "Tinker Toy". KIA July 26, 1943 on Mission #13 to the Blohm & Voss Seaplane factory at Hamburg. First mission. He was hit by a flak burst in the left thigh and artery. Buried in Brookwood, then reburied in Pennsylvania.



  • Frank Chapman

    Military | Pilot | 381st Bomb Group
    Chapman, F. Crew

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Units served with

  • 381st Bomb Group

    381st Bomb Group

    The 381st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Ridgewell, Essex between June 1943 and April 1945. The Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit Citations, the first for bombing shipyards at Bremen, whilst under heavy attack, on 8 October 1943 and...

  • 535th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-5846 Tinker Toy

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 19/3/43; Pueblo 10/4/43; Smoky Hill 6/5/43; Presque Is 21/5/43; Assigned 535BS/381BG [MS-X] Ridgewell 26/5/43 with Capt Landon Hendricks, Capt John Hamilton, M/Sgt Marshall Peavey line chief, M/Sgt Rhea Rutherford radio, Lt Ernie...


  • VIII Bomber Command 77

    26 July 1943
    The German rubber industry at Hannover, Germany and the U-Boat shipyards at Hamburg, Germany are the primary focus of this mission. In addition, a German ship convoy and targets of opportunity at Wilhelmshaven and Wesermunde are bombed. The first...


Event Location Date
Born 19 July 1917
Died 26 July 1943
Buried 8400 Lansdowne Ave, Upper Darby, PA 19082, USA

At Har Jehuda Cemetery


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09 January 2018 10:02:14 Lucy May Changes to firstname and events

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03 November 2017 19:21:29 ARowe95 Changes to mission associations


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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / cousin, Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol. I by Bishop & Hey p. 504, WWII Memorial