Chapman, Philip Godfrey, Maj

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Major
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 1055-Pilot, Single-Engine Fighter
Last AFSC Group
AAF - Pilot (Officer)
Primary Unit
1944-1945, AAF MOS 1055, 23rd Fighter Group
Service Years
1941 - 1945
Major

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Home State
Texas
Texas
Year of Birth
1919
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Waxahachie, Texas
Last Address
Luliang Airfield, China

Casualty Date
Mar 28, 1945
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
China
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Waxahachie City Cemetery - Waxahachie, Texas
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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 Unit Assignments
74th Fighter Squadron  - Flying Tigers23rd Fighter Group
  1944-1945, AAF MOS 1065, 74th Fighter Squadron - Flying Tigers
  1944-1945, AAF MOS 1055, 23rd Fighter Group
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1945 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater
  1944-1945 World War II/China-India-Burma Theater/India-Burma Campaign (1942-45)
  1944-1945 World War II/China-India-Burma Theater/China Defensive Campaign (1942-45)
  1944-1945 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater/Western Pacific Campaign (1944-45)
 Colleges Attended 
Virginia Military Institute
  1936-1940, Virginia Military Institute
 My Aircraft/Missiles
P-40 Warhawk/Kittyhawk  P-51/F-51 Mustang  
  1944-1944, P-40 Warhawk/Kittyhawk
  1944-1945, P-51/F-51 Mustang
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
He was credited with destroying 7 enemy aircraft in aerial combat plus 21 on the ground and also sinking 3 Japanese vessels. He was killed when his P-51 crashed after being damaged by enemy flak during a raid on Hong Kong.
 
   
Comments/Citation
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=74247707
http://archivesweb.vmi.edu/rosters/record.php?ID=11862
http://www.cieldegloire.com/fg_023.php
http://home.ancestry.com
   
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