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William T Chapman Jr


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

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



  • Salvador Maggio

    Military | Sergeant | Asst Crew Chief
    Assigned to 83FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF.

  • Edward Wagner

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Crew chief
    Assigned to 83FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME (6 Bronze stars).

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Units served with


  • 41-6411 'Muscle Bound'

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    P-47C-5-RE 41-6411 [HL:N], was assigned to 78FG/83FS at Duxford, UK. ...

  • 42-75610 'Muscle Bound #2'

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 83FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Chartres. A/C Abandoned after propellor ran away. Pilot 2Lt Lawrence Casey baled out after engine failure near Bernay, France. EVD MACR 5581.

Associated Place

  • Atcham

    Military site : airfield
    Atcham, at some remove from other American Air Force bases in Shropshire, was used by USAAF to train pilots from June 1942, several months before the American Eagle Squadrons were combined to form the 4th Fighter Group. Pilots here were mainly trained...

  • Duxford

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Duxford, now a museum and still a working airfield, was operated by the USAAF from 1943 to 1945. The base was briefly the home of the 350th Fighter Group in late 1942, but it was not until April 1943 that it became a fully American station when the...


Event Location Date
Lived in Marblehead, MA, USA 1941
Based Duxford 25 June 1943 – 2 March 1944

Assigned to 83FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF.

Based Atcham 2 March 1944 – 1945

Transferred to 551FTS, 495FTG, 8AF USAAF.


Date Contributor Update
27 December 2017 15:23:07 Al_Skiff Changes to nickname, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations

Date Contributor Update
30 August 2017 09:38:47 general ira snapsorter Changes to service number and unit associations

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

Date Contributor Update
13 October 2015 00:05:56 Dmura Changes to suffix, nickname, awards and aircraft associations

D. Chapman

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:28:46 AAM AAM ingest

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