Chapman, Kenneth W
Name: Kenneth Walter CHAPMAN
Born 8 September 1918
Age at arrival in Buchenwald: 21
Died 24 October 1986 in Hastings and Rother, East Sussex, age 68
Service: Royal Air Force
Service ID: 138136
Service Rank: Flight Officer
Air Group: 15 Sq
Airbase: Mildenhall St-George, Suffolk, UK
Aircraft: Lancaster bomber ML575
Date shot down: 7 June 1944
Fate of crew: 2 KIA, 5 evaders, 2 of those recaptured (Chapman and LAMASON)
Evasion summary: In Chevreuse, met DAVIDSON, ROWE, HUNTER, PHELPS. Introduced to Desoubrie and Orsini, taken by car to Prevot house interviewed by Marcheret.
Date captured: 27 July 1944
Capture summary: Arrested with LAMASON, CLARK, taken to Gestapo, joined by PHELPS, and ?US. Taken to Fresnes Prison.
Boxcar Transport: 15-20 August 1944, initially in boxcar #1 or #2
Buchenwald ID: 78409
Notes on Buchenwald internment: Suffered beatings and psychological abuse in addition to the malnutrition, dysentery, scabies, and other afflictions that plagued the airmen in Little Camp.
Transferred from Buchenwald to: Stalag Luft III
Kriege ID: 8046
Notes on SLIII internment:
Subsequent transfer to: Stalag IIIA, Luckenwalde
Notes on internment:
Liberation: 22 April 1945 by units of the Red Army but held for negotiated release in May.
Repatriation from ETO:
Notes on Post-War period: