Chapman, Donal Vance, Cpl

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Last Rank
Last AFSC Group
AFSC Unknown
Primary Unit
1940-1941, 11th Bombardment Group, Heavy
Service Years
1934 - 1941
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Casualty Info
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
Location of Interment
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section O Site 4

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Pearl Harbor Memorial Medallion

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
11th Bombardment Group, Heavy
  1940-1941, 11th Bombardment Group, Heavy
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1941 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Attack on Pearl Harbor
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-18 Bolo  B-17 Flying Fortress  
  1940-1941, B-18 Bolo
  1941-1941, B-17 Flying Fortress
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Last Known Activity
Private First Class Donal Chapman was Killed in Action Dec 7, 1941, during the attack on Oahu.
He is buried in Hawaii and also memorialized at Westlawn Cemetery, Newton, IL.
His enter service year is approximate.
His Silver Star citation:
Awarded for actions during World War II
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Corporal Donald V. Chapman, United States Army Air Forces, for gallantry in action while serving with Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron, 11th Bombardment Group (Heavy), during the Japanese aerial attack on Hickam Field, Territory of Hawaii, on 7 December 1941. Corporal Chapman, conspicuous for his bravery under fire, assisted in repair of an airplane during the severe attack of bombing and strafing centered on the hangars. Corporal Chapman was killed in this attack.
General Orders: Authority: "Heroes of Pearl Harbor", Donald K. & Helen L. Ross

Action Date: December 7, 1941

Service: Army Air Forces

Rank: Corporal

Company: Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron

Regiment: 11th Bombardment Group (H)
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