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Gabriel Joseph Chapra

Military

Service

People

  • William Dunwoody

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group

  • John Tuss

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    INT landed in Sweden on 4 Apr 45 in B-17 'Cadet Nurse' #4338814

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Units served with

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

  • 336th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-106993

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 21/1/44; Kearney 22/1/44; Grenier 25/2/44; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-P/W] Horham 13/3/44; with J. M. Bastion; Co-pilot Frank Puckett Barbour; force landed France 22/6/44; with J.E. Hamilton force landed RAF Bentwaters, Sfk 6/10/44;121m...

  • 42-31867 'Go Getter'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 29/12/43; Kearney 12/1/44; with Wilmot Chamberlain force landed Morrison, FL 31/1/44; Memphis 19/4/44; Kansas City 20/4/44; Kearney 24/4/44; Presque Is 28/4/44; Grenier 30/4/44; Assigned 335BS/95BG [OE-P] Horham 2/5/44; battle damaged...

  • 42-97844

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 14/3/44; Kearney 13/4/44; Dow Fd 29/4/44; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-R] Horham 20/4/44; with Glovik 7/10/44, Waist gunner: Chas Buda KIA; 97m, Missing in Action Frankfurt 9/3/45 with Bill Durant (Ouratt?), Co-pilot: Dwight King, Navigator...

  • 43-38469

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 7/8/44; Lincoln 17/8/44; Grenier 3/9/44; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-U] Horham 5/9/44; with T.C. Gibson force landed A-81 airfield on continent 20/5/45; 82m, Returned to the USA Bradley 24/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 26/6...

  • 43-38676

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 1/9/44; Hunter 20/9/44; Dow Fd 25/9/44; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-V] Horham 28/9/44; 51m, Returned to the USA Bradley 21/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 23/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA...

  • 43-38814 No No Nannette, Cadet Nurse the 2nd

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 25/9/44; Grenier 7/10/44; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-S] Horham 11/10/44 NO NO NANNETTE; battle damaged Ludwigshafen 5/11/44 with Rich Wright, Bombardier: I.H. Levin [2RTD]; Navigator: Bill Olsom, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Vince...

  • 43-39037

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 13/11/44; Dow Fd 3/12/44; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-T] Horham 12/12/44; 58m, Returned to the USA Bradley 21/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 24/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 14...

  • 44-8272

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 27/7/44; Lincoln 17/8/44; Grenier 3/9/44; Assigned 1377 AAF Base Unit detailed UK, via Goose Bay, Lab.; on 3/9/44 with Joe Arwood, Co-pilot: Walt Johnson, Navigator: Bill Fowler, Bombardier: Clarry Counsell, Flight engineer/top turret...

  • 44-8604 Section Eight

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 31/10/44; Grenier 15/12/44; Dow Fd 15/12/44; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-X] Horham 17/12/44;with Bill Dunwoody force landed B-53 Merville Afd, Bel. 19/3/45; battle damaged Holzwickede 23/3/45 with Bill Dunwoody, Co-pilot: M. Burrows,...

Missions

  • 731

    30 November 1944

  • 734

    2 December 1944

  • 736

    4 December 1944

  • 738

    5 December 1944

  • 745

    10 December 1944

  • 748

    12 December 1944

  • 8th Air Force 760

    24 December 1944
    1. Decision. ...

  • 761

    25 December 1944

  • 766

    28 December 1944

  • 769

    29 December 1944

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Associated Place

  • Horham

    Military site : airfield
    Horham airfield was planned and built for RAF use, but handed over to the Eighth Air Force and used initially by the 47th Bomb Group. When they joined the Twelfth Air Force in January 1943, it became home to the B-26 Marauders of the 323rd Bomb Group....

Events

Event Location Date
Born New York, NY 14 September 1920
Lived in Bronx, NY February 1942

1090 Simpson Street

95th BG Combat Tour Horham Airfield,, UK 30 November 1944 – 16 April 1945
Died Del Mar, CA 2 June 2010
Buried Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego, CA 14 June 2010

Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery
San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA
Plot
CBN 3 605

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 September 2020 22:37:31 466thHistorian Changes to events
Sources

https://95thbg.mmsw.eu/crew/111

Date Contributor Update
18 August 2020 01:20:26 466thHistorian Changes to middlename, service number, highest rank, events, person associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

https://95thbg.mmsw.eu/person/1112
https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/2238/images/44027_09_00...
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/76232916/gabriel-joseph-chapra

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:10:33 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / http://95thbg.org/95th_db_pages/left_formation_code/gethonoroll.php

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