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Harold J Chapman

Military

Shot down by fighters on mission to Oscherleben on 11 Jan 1944 in B-17G #42-37809 'Carolina Queen. ' Prisoner of War (POW).

POW

Service

Units served with

  • 401st Bomb Group

    401st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 401st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deenethorpe, Northamptonshire, from November 1943 to June 1945. Starting their missions at that time meant the focus was very much on the coming invasion attempt of France planned for the following...

  • 615th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-37809 Carolina Queen

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 6/9/43; Scott 22/10/43; Assigned 615BS/401BG [IY-G] Deenthorpe 26/10/43; Missing in Action Oschersleben 11/1/44 with Harry Chapman, Co-pilot: John Peck, Navigator: Harrison Hurlburt, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Chas Badura,...

  • 42-39904 'Bad Penny'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 4/10/43; Gr Island 2/11/43; Assigned 615BS/401BG [IY-C] Deenethorpe 19/12/43. ...

Associated Place

  • Deenethorpe

    Military site : airfield
    Deenethorpe was a base purpose-built for American heavy bombers, with the Class A regulation 2,000 and 1,400-yard runways. All the buildings on site,such as the accommodation and administrative blocks, were temporary. In December 1943, several local...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Pontiac, Michigan, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 11 January 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:12:06 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2506 / MACR 2506, 8th AF Losses, http://www.401bg.org/Main/History/Members/Details.aspx?ID=294 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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