Chapman, Donal Vance, Cpl

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1940-1941, 11th Bombardment Group, Heavy
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1934 - 1941
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Home Town
Newton/Wheeler, Illinois
Last Address
Hickam Field, Oahu, Territory of Hawaii

Casualty Date
Dec 07, 1941
Hostile, Died
Other Explosive Device
World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater
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National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific - Honolulu, Hawaii
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Section O Site 4

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  1940-1941, 11th Bombardment Group, Heavy

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 11th Bombardment Group, Heavy Details

11th Bombardment Group, Heavy

11th Bombardment Group Heavy (H) "The Grey Geese"
They were there on that infamous day, Sunday, December 7, 1941. They were around on September 2, 1945 when the Japanese surrendered. They are still here today only not as a combat unit. The 11th Bombardment Group (H) was organized and activated at Hickam Field, Territory of Hawaii, on February 1, 1940 as part of the 18th Wing of the Hawaiian Air Force. It included Headquarters, Headquarters Sq., 14th Bombardment Sq., 26th Bombardment Sq., 42nd Bombardment Sq. and the 50th Reconnaissance Sq. In February of 1942 it was assigned to the 7th Air. It's planes consisted of B-18 Bolos, B-17 Flying Fortress and B-24 Liberators.

Boeing B-17E "Typhoon McGoon II" (S/N 41-9211) of the 11th Bomb Group, 98th Bomb Squadron, taken in January 1943 in New Caledonia. Note the antennas mounted above the nose plexiglass used for radar tracking

The B-24 Liberty Belle Crew, 42nd Bomb Squadron, 11th Bomb Group (H), 7th Air Force 11th Bomb Group (H) - 42nd Bomb Squadron, April 1945 - Jan 1946.

"Thar She Blows"
B-24L-5-CO Liberator
s/n 44-41468
42nd Bomb Squadron, 11th Bomb Group, 7th Air Force.

"Miss Traveler"
B-24J-165-CO Liberator
s/n 44-40530
98th Bomb Squadron, 11th Bomb Group, 7th Air Force.
Photo taken on Guam,Marianas Islands on May 4,1945.

B-24J-1-CO Liberator
s/n 42-73004
98th Bomb Squadron, 11th Bomb Group, 7th Air Force.On YYThe photo of the nose art of the �??Wishful Thinkin�??.�?? That is my father�??s B-24M Liberator, S/N 44-41945, when he was on Guam and Okinawa in 1945 with the 431st Bomb Squadron. My father, 2LT Thomas Victor �??Vic�?? Hart, was the co-pilot of a B-24 crew that had been together since training at Muroc Army Airfield in California in late-1944. I literally grew up with that photo (undoubtedly the first topless woman I ever saw!) as I was born two months before my father came home from the Pacific. Thanks for including the photo maybe you know a little more about it now.

Steve Hart
Lakewood, CO

B-24J-5-CO "Lil Audrey Grows Up"
Unit: 431st BS, 11th BG, USAAF
Serial: 42-73016

431st Bomb Sqdn. 11th Bomb Group
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11th Bombardment Group, Heavy

Streett, St. Clair, Maj Gen, (1916-1952) A23 AAF MOS 1060 Lieutenant Colonel
Sweeney, Walter Campbell, Gen, (1926-1965) Lieutenant Colonel
Hall, Earl Oxford, Maj, (1934-1943) A23 AAF MOS 1091 Major
Sewart, Allan Jackson, Maj, (1937-1942) A23 AAF MOS 1091 Major
Owens, Hugh Warren, Capt, (1940-1942) A23 AAF MOS 1091 Captain
Castro, Joaquin, Capt, (1941-1943) A23 AAF MOS 1054 First Lieutenant
Richey, Robert Maxwell, 1st Lt, (1938-1941) First Lieutenant
Edmundson, James Valentine, Lt Gen, (1937-1973) Second Lieutenant
Morris, William F.B., 1st Lt, (1941-1942) A08 AAF MOS 1034 Second Lieutenant
Martin, Wallae R., 1stSgt, (1925-1941) First Sergeant
Heilman, Raymond A., TSgt, (1937-1945) A01 AAF MOS 911 Technical Sergeant
Reuss, Herman C., TSgt, (1927-1941) Technical Sergeant
Clark, Monroe Mark, SSgt, (1927-1941) Staff Sergeant
Donart, Mathias E., SSgt, (1937-1942) A07 AAF MOS 611 Staff Sergeant
Gummerson, Elwood R., SSgt, (1932-1941) Staff Sergeant
Novogrodsky, Nicholas P., Sgt, (1939-1942) 990 99000 Sergeant
Avery, Robert Lee, Cpl, (1939-1941) Corporal
Horner, James Albert, PFC, (1939-1941) Private First Class
Howard, George Franklin, PFC, (1940-1941) Private First Class
Merithew, William W., PFC, (1939-1941) Private First Class
Trost, Herbert, Maj, (1938-1954) 00 Private First Class
Vernick, Edward F., PFC, (1939-1941) 00 Private First Class
Brown, Robert Scott, Pvt, (1940-1941) Private
Gooding, Robert H., Pvt, (1940-1941) Private
Moran, George Albert, Pvt, (1940-1941) Private
Smith, Harry E., Pvt, (1941-1941) Private
Cashman, Edward John, TSgt, (1917-1941) Technician 3rd Grade
HQ Squadron

Zaczkiewicz, Marion Herbert, PFC, (1940-1941) Private First Class
Lyons, Lawrence P., Pvt, (1940-1941) 00 Private

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