Chapman, Neil Adelbert, 1st Lt

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Primary Unit
1950-1950, 92nd Bombardment Group, Heavy
Service Years
1942 - 1950
First Lieutenant

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Home State
Maine
Maine
Year of Birth
1921
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Augusta
Last Address
Yokota AB, Japan

Casualty Date
Jul 13, 1950
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Sea
Location
Japan
Conflict
Korean War
Location of Interment
Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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Korean War Fallen
  2014, Korean War Fallen


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Navigator Observer (basic)


 
 Unit Assignments
325th Bomb Squadron  - Alley Oop92nd Bombardment Group, Heavy
  1950-1950, 325th Bomb Squadron - Alley Oop
  1950-1950, 92nd Bombardment Group, Heavy
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1945 World War II
  1950-1953 Korean War
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-29 Superfortress  
  1950-1950, B-29 Superfortress
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
 
Date: 13-JUL-1950
Time:  
Type:
Boeing B-29A Superfortress
Owner/operator: 92nd BG, 325th BS, USAF
Registration: 44-61923
C/n / msn: 11399
Fatalities: Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 12
Other fatalities: 0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location: Dogo Island -   Japan
Phase: Combat
Nature: Military
Departure airport:  
Destination airport:  
Narrative:
Destroyed 13/7/1950: named "Hoxie's Hoax" and attached to 92nd Bomb Group. 325th Bomb Sqn. While attempting to salvo bomb load at Oki-Gunto, one bomb prematurely exploded, crashed near Dogo Island, Japan, five crewmembers successfully bailed out and were rescued. Crew later named as:

BEAR, Gilbert SSGT USAF Rescued
CHAPMAN, Neil A. 1LT USAF KIA
ENGLER, JR., Claude M. S/SGT USAF KIA (Remains recovered)
HOXIE, Thomas CAPT USAF Rescued
HUGHES, Jesse M. SSGT USAF KIA (Remains recovered)
MCGEOUGH, Leo F. CAPT USAF KIA
MILLER, Donald D. 1LT USAF Rescued
O'DANIEL, JR., Robert R. USAF KIA (Remains recovered)
THOMAS, Allan CAPT USAF Rescued
URSINI, Jerry NMI CPL USAF KIA
UTZ, Harrison SGT USAF Rescued
WALLAN, Kenneth P. SSGT USAF KIA

 

Sources:
1. http://www.dtic.mil/dpmo/korea/reports/air/korwald_info_1727.htm
2. http://home.comcast.net/~b29sinthekoreanwar/0-b29MasterList.htm
3. http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1944_4.html


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First Lieutenant Chapman was a crew member of a B-29A Superfortress Bomber with the 325th Bomber

Squadron, 92nd Bomber Group. On July 13, 1950, while making a bombing run at Oki-Gunto, bombs

prematurely exploded and the aircraft crashed near Dogo Island, Japan. His remains were recovered. His

name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial. ** For his leadership and valor,

First Lieutenant Chapman was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster,

the Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the

National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service

Medal.

http://www.abmc.gov/search-korean-war-veterans-memorial-honor-roll/detail/Korea_5443#.U3fIqCgbFVU

   
Comments/Citation

Lieut Neil Adelbert Chapman
Birth:  Jul. 17, 1921, USA
Death:  Jul. 13, 1950, Japan

irst Lieutenant Chapman was a crew member of a B-29A Superfortress Bomber with the 325th Bomber Squadron, 92nd Bomber Group. On July 13, 1950, while making a bombing run at Oki-Gunto, bombs prematurely exploded and the aircraft crashed near Dogo Island, Japan. His remains were recovered. Possible Augusta Maine.

Awarded
Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.

Burial:
Korean War Memorial
Dayton
Montgomery County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Cenotaph > Maine Panel 1
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