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Chapman, Henry Charles Alfred (Flight Lieutenant)

Killed in Action 1944-July-29

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Birth Date: unkown date (age unknown)

R A B Chapman & Constance Chapman

Lily Chapman, of Ewell, Surrey

Home: Ewell, Surrey, England

Service
RAFVR
Unit
514 (B) Sqn- Squadron (RAF)
Nil Obstare Potest Nothing can withstand
Base
RAF Waterbeach
Rank
Flight Lieutenant
Marshal
Air Chief MarshalA/C/M
Air MarshalA/M
Air Vice MarshalA/V/M
Air CommodoreA/C
Group CaptainG/C
Wing CommanderW/C
Squadron LeaderS/L
Flight LieutenantF/L
Flying OfficerF/O
Pilot OfficerP/O
Warrant Officer 1st ClassWO1
Warrant Officer 2nd ClassWO2
Flight SergeantFS
SergeantSGT
CorporalCPL
Senior AircraftmanSAC
Leading AircraftmanLAC
Aircraftman 1st ClassAC1
Aircraftman 2nd ClassAC2
Position
Air Gunner (Mid-Upper)
Service Numbers
86817

514 Squadron (Nil Obstare Potest) RAF Waterbeach: Lancaster Mk II DS-813 JI-N missing during night operations against Stuttgart, Germany.

Cause of loss was not established but most likely by a night fighter. Aircraft crashed at Deinvillers (Voges).

Killed includes Chapman: Flying Officer Richard Jack Bennett RCAF J/28685 KIA Choloy War Cemetery France Coll. grave 4. A. 18-20. Flying Officer James Terence Daly RCAF J/27493 KIA Choloy War Cemetery Coll. grave 4. A. 18-20. F/Lt Alba Fletcher Fowke RCAF J/24970 pilot KIA Choloy War Cemetery Coll. grave 4. A. 18-20. Flying Officer Gordon Reginald Murphy RCAF J/36596 KIA Choloy War Cemetery Coll. grave 4. A. 18-20. Sergeant Harold Gordon Carter RAF KIA Choloy War Cemetery Coll. grave 4. A. 18-20. Sergeant Sydney Arthur Picton RAF KIA Choloy War Cemetery Coll. grave 4. A. 18-20.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission -henry-charles-alfred/, Commonwealth War Graves Commission

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Flight Lieutenant Henry Charles Alfred Chapman was exhumed and reburied.

Home
Google MapEwell, Surrey, England
Target
Google MapStuttgart Germany
First Burial
Google MapChurchyard at Deinvillers, Vosges, France, near crash site
Re-Burial
Google MapCholoy War Cemetery
Collective Grave 4 A 18-20

Lancaster DS813

Avro Lancaster

Avro Lancaster Mk. X RCAF Serial FM 213
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The Avro Lancaster is a British Second World War heavy bomber. It was designed and manufactured by Avro as a contemporary of the Handley Page Halifax, both bombers having been developed to the same specification, as well as the Short Stirling, all three aircraft being four-engined heavy bombers adopted by the Royal Air Force (RAF) during the same wartime era.

The Lancaster has its origins in the twin-engine Avro Manchester which had been developed during the late 1930s in response to the Air Ministry Specification P.13/36 for a capable medium bomber for "world-wide use". Originally developed as an evolution of the Manchester (which had proved troublesome in service and was retired in 1942), the Lancaster was designed by Roy Chadwick and powered by four Rolls-Royce Merlins and in one version, Bristol Hercules engines. It first saw service with RAF Bomber Command in 1942 and as the strategic bombing offensive over Europe gathered momentum, it was the main aircraft for the night-time bombing campaigns that followed. As increasing numbers of the type were produced, it became the principal heavy bomber used by the RAF, the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) and squadrons from other Commonwealth and European countries serving within the RAF, overshadowing the Halifax and Stirling. Wikipedia

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last update: 2021-09-18 14:32:33

Lancaster Mk.II DS813

JIRAF RoundelH
Delivered to No. 514 Sqn (JI-H) Sep 1943. On 15 Mar 1944 on an operation to Stuttgart, gunner Pilot Officer John J. McNeil was killed in a fighter attack, but the aircraft returned to base. Missing on operation to Stuttgart 28/29 Jul 1943. 372 operational hours.

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