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CHAPMAN, Park Vassar

Name: Park Vassar CHAPMAN

Born 17 August 1924

Birthplace: Martinsburg, West Virginia

Age at arrival in Buchenwald: 20

Died 27 January 1994 in Charleston, West Virginia, age 69

Service: USAAF

Service ID: O-816237

Service Rank: 2nd Lieutenant

Duties: Pilot/Copilot

Air Group: 9th Air Force, 322nd Bomb Group, 450th Bomb Squadron

Airbase: Andrews Field, Essex UK

Aircraft: B-26 41-31897

Date shot down: 6 July 1944

Fate of crew: 3 captured immediately, 2 evaded; one of them captured (Chapman).

Evasion summary: Assisted by Picourt, whose resistance cell was penetrated.

Date captured: 19 July 1944

Capture summary: In Paris, after delivery to Prevot house at 20 blvd Sebastapol. Arrested with LITTLE and SONSHINE; credited to Desoubrie but could involve Marcharet as well.

Boxcar Transport: 15-20 August 1944, in boxcar #1 or #2

Buchenwald ID: 78284

Notes on Buchenwald internment:

Transferred from Buchenwald to: Stalag Luft III, North Compound

Kriege ID: 8130

Notes on SLIII internment:

Subsequent transfer to: Stalag XIII-D, Nurnburg.

Notes on internment:

Liberation: May have been marched to SVIIA. If not, liberated on 16 April by American forces.

Repatriation from ETO:


VA status:

Notes on Post-War period:

CHAPMAN, Park Vassar


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