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Louis C Chappell

Military

Crashed near Berlin on 3 Feb 45 in B-17 #44-8379, Killed in Action (KIA) per MACR 12046.

Service

Units served with

  • 100th Bomb Group

    100th Bomb Group

    Group
    "The Bloody Hundredth", so-called because of a reputation for losing a high number aircraft and crews, flew B-17s from Thorpe Abbotts, Norfolk. Their losses were not the highest of any Eighth Air Force Group but on several occasions the Group lost many...

  • 351st Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 44-8379

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 29/8/44; Hunter 25/9/44; Grenier 3/10/44; Assigned as PFF 351BS/100BG [EP-J] Thorpe Abbotts 12/10/44; Missing in Action Berlin 3/2/45 with Capt John Ernst {Wounded in Action}, Art Jacobson, Lou Chappell, Stewart Gillison {Ex nav},...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA
Killed in Action (KIA) Germany 3 February 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
31 August 2020 02:40:54 jmoore43 Changes to biography and events
Sources

Changed POW notation to Killed in Action (KIA) in the "Summary biography" per MACR 12046 at fold3.com.
Source: https://www.fold3.com/image/46706033

Date Contributor Update
31 August 2020 02:26:21 jmoore43 Changes to biography
Sources

Added a "-" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
31 August 2020 02:17:41 jmoore43 Changes to service number and highest rank
Sources

Updated Highest Rank and Added S/N per MACR 12046 at Fold3.com. Source: https://www.fold3.com/image/46706009

Date Contributor Update
31 August 2020 02:14:38 jmoore43 Changes to unit associations
Sources

Added a connection to the 100th BG per MACR #12046 at Fold3.com.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:19:08 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 12046 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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