Chapman, Albert T, Jr., Sgt

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Last Rank
Sergeant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
M 0707-Radio Operator
Last AFSC Group
USAAF
Primary Unit
1944-1944, M 0611, 13th Air Force
Service Years
1943 - 1944
Sergeant

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Home State
Georgia
Georgia
Year of Birth
1924
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Hampton
Last Address
Borneo

Casualty Date
Nov 16, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Sea
Location
Pacific Ocean
Conflict
World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section MH Site 191

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Communications Specialist


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 Unit Assignments
United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)23rd Bombardment Squadron, Heavy5th Bombardment Group, Heavy13th Air Force
  1944-1944, M 0707, XIII Bomber Command
  1944-1944, M 0611, 23rd Bombardment Squadron, Heavy
  1944-1944, M 0611, 5th Bombardment Group, Heavy
  1944-1944, M 0611, 13th Air Force
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-24 Liberator  
  1944-1944, B-24 Liberator
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
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Sgt. Chapman served as a gunner  and radio operator with the 23rd Bomber Squadron, 5th Bomber Group, Heavy, 13th AIr Force, U.S. Army Air Forces in the South Pacific.

His aircraft, B-24J (#44-40962), flew a bombing mission from Morotai Island to bomb the Japanese fleet at Brunei Bay, North Borneo.

Though successful, the aircraft was hit by AAA, while returning, and went down southwest of Siau (Siaoe) Island, Sangihe Group, Dutch East Indies (Indonesia) in the Celebese Sea. Though 4 men were rescued in the water by a Catalina aircraft on the following day off Talaud Island, the rest were never found. Two other bombers were also lost on this mission.

Missing Air Crew Report (MACR) 10844.

Crew:
1st Lt. Wyatt A. Norris, pilot (MIA/KIA)
2nd Lt. Grant N. Hansen, co pilot (MIA/KIA)
2nd Lt. Frederick Zimmerli, bombardier (MIA/KIA)
SSgt. Charles D. Crum, radio operator (MIA/KIA)
Sgt. Albert T. Chapman, Jr., gunner (MIA/KIA)
Sgt. Melton D. Patrick, assistant radio operator/gunner (MIA/KIA)

2nd Lt. Carlos C. Page, navigator (Rescued)
SSgt. Thomas J. Honsowitz , engineer, (Rescued)
Sgt. Paul P. Makuchan, gunner/assistant engineer, (Rescued)
Sgt. Edwin I. Mills, gunner, (Rescued)

He has a Military Memorial in Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia, Section MH, SIte 191.
   
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