20th Century Military Honor Roll

We would like to build and maintain a CHAPMAN MILITARY HONOR ROLL of those Chapmans who served in World War I, World War II, the Korean War or the War in Vietnam. Unlike wars prior to those listed the government's military records for 20th century conflicts are not available to the general public. The subjects, or their immediate family, may be able to obtain the records from the Military Personnel Records Center.

If you are a Chapman who served in the military in the last century or if you know of one or have information about one we would appreciate hearing from you. We would like the name, rank, unit/s in which he served, period of service, theaters to which he was assigned and any other pertinent military information available.

About ten years ago we purchased information on Chapmans `who suffered deprivation and imprisonment in the Second World War and those who gave their "last full measure of devotion" in the Korean and Vietnam Conflicts' from Cambridge Statistical Research Associates, Inc. of Cambridge, OH. They are no longer in business there. The following is what we got from them on Chapmans in World War II and Korea. It is not complete so help us add others who were killed, wounded or reported missing in action. We will have another section for those who served but did not sustain injury.

World War II



BENJAMAN P. CHAPMAN Private First Class, Infantry, U. S. Army was reported taken prisoner in Belgium December 20 1944. He was imprisoned at a camp in Fallingbostal, Prussia and was repatriated March 6 1946.

BILLY S. CHAPMAN Staff Sergeant, Field Artillery, U. S. Army, from West Virginia, was reported taken prisoner in Tunisia February 14 1943. He was imprisoned at a camp in Furstenberg, Prussia and was liberated July 2, 1945.

BURNELL W. CHAPMAN Private, Infantry, U. S. Army, was reported taken prisoner in Germany December 21 1944. He was imprisoned at a camp in Muhlberg, Sachsen and was liberated May 8 1945.

CARL H. CHAPMAN Second Lieutenant, Army Air Corps, U. S. Army, from Missouri, was reported taken prisoner in Austria July 8 1944. He was imprisoned at a camp in Barth-Vogelsang, Prussia and was liberated June 5, 1945.

CHARLES E. CHAPMAN Private, Infantry, U. S. Army, was reported taken prisoner in Germany November 14 1944. He was imprisoned at a camp in Muhlberg, Sachsen and was liberated June 7, 1945.

CHARLES F. CHAPMAN Second Lieutenant, Army Air Corps, U. S. Army, was reported taken prisoner in Hungary November 17, 1944. He was imprisoned at a camp in Sagan- Silesia, Bavaria and was liberated May 19, 1945.

CURTIS G. CHAPMAN Second Lieutenant, Army Air Corps, U. S. Army, was reported taken prisoner in Germany November 30, 1944. He was imprisoned at a camp in Barth-Vogelsang, Prussia and was liberated June 8, 1945.

DARRELL C. CHAPMAN Staff Sergeant, Ordnance Department, U. S. Army, was reported taken prisoner in Germany July 30, 1944. He was imprisoned at a camp in Alt Drewitz, Prussia and was liberated April 12, 1945.

DONALD L. CHAPMAN First Lieutenant, Army Air Corps, U. S. Army, was reported taken prisoner in Germany December 25 1944. He was imprisoned at a camp in Sagan- Silesia, Bavaria and was liberated May 25 1945.

DONALD W. CHAPMAN Private, Infantry, U. S. Army was reported taken prisoner in Germany December 9 1944. He was imprisoned at a camp in Moosburg, Bavaria and was repatriated on January 16 1946.

ERNEST CHAPMAN Private First Class, Infantry, U. S. Army was reported taken prisoner in Germany December 16 1944. He was imprisoned at a camp in Muhlbert, Sachsen and was repatriated March 6 1946.

FRANK L. CHAPMAN Private, Infantry, U. S. Army was reported taken prisoner in Germany December 16 1944. He was imprisoned at a camp in Nuremburg, Bavaria and was liberated May 8 1945.

FRANKLIN W. CHAPMAN Captain, Army Air Corps, U. S. Army was reported taken prisoner in Germany November 13 1944. He was imprisoned at a camp in Barth-Vogelsang, Prussia and was liberated June 9 1945.

FREDERICK ERNEST CHAPMAN, 1926/present, Cleveland,Ohio, Radioman Third Class, USNR, Served 1944/46,Great Lakes IL Training Center, University of Wisconsin (Navy Radio School), USS Caravan (AM-157), ship turned over to Russian Navy at Cold Bay Alaska, Pacific area assignments included Guam, LCT-575 (scuttled at Iwo Jima), LCT Group 38 Staff (Iwo Jima), USS LCI-975.

GLENN D. CHAPMAN Second Lieutenant, Field Artillery, U. S. Army was reported taken prisoner November 23 1944. He was imprisoned at a camp in Schubin, Poland and was liberated July 3 1945.

HAROLD L. CHAPMAN Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army was reported taken prisoner in the European Theater April 30 1945. He was imprisoned at an unknown camp and was repatriated March 13 1946.

JAMES G. CHAPMAN Private First Class, Infantry, U. S. Army was taken prisoner in France December 4 1944. He was imprisoned at a camp in Limburg, Prussia and was liberated May 16 1945.

JOE D. CHAPMAN Sergeant, Army Air Corps, U. S. Army was reported taken prisoner in Germany December 17 1944. He was imprisoned at a camp in Sagan- Silesia, Bavaria and was repatriated March 6 1946.

JOHN ARTHUR CHAPMAN, 1920/_: Cleveland Hts, Ohio, Master Sergeant. Served WWII: 1942-1946 Army Quartermaster Corps, HQ Coy, Alaska Dept, Ft. Richardson Anchorage, Alaska. Responsible for acquiring, storing and distributing food for all military personnel. 1st son of Arthur W.

JOHN E. CHAPMAN First Lieutenant, Army Air Corps, U. S. Army was reported taken prisoner in Germany November 10 1944. He was imprisoned at a camp in Sagan- Silesia, Bavaria and was liberated May 19 1945.

JOHN H. CHAPMAN Sergeant, Army Air Corps, U. S. Army was reported taken prisoner in Austria April 25 1945. He was imprisoned at a camp in Hamnelburg, Bavaria and was liberated August 31 1945.

WILLIAM FRANCIS CHAPMAN, 1922/ : Cleveland Hts, Ohio. Staff Sergeant Served WW II: 1942/45, Army Air Force, 2nd Air Commandos, Burma. CBI Theatre. Crew Chief, P-51 Fighter Aircraft. 2nd son of Arthur W.

Korea


FREDERICK ERNEST CHAPMAN, 1926/present, Cleveland,Ohio, Radioman Third Class, USNR. As a Radioman Second Class, USNR, recalled to duty and assigned to USS Monrovia (APA-31), then USS Thuban (AKA-19).

SAMUEL A. CHAPMAN Private First Class- E3, from Lauderdale, TN. He died February 12 1951 in internment in Korea while with the U. S. Army. He was a male Caucasian born in 1931.

WILLIAM M. CHAPMAN Sergeant First Class- E7, from Macon, TN. He died December 3 1950 while missing in action in Korea while in the U. S. Army. He was a male Caucasian born 1928.


World War I

ARTHUR WILLIAM CHAPMAN, 1893/1984: Cleveland, Ohio, 2nd Lieutenant, Served 1914/18, 145th Infantry, 37th Division, Ohio National Guard. 1914 on Mexican Border with Pershing chasing bandit Pancho Villa. WW I served stateside as machine gun instructing officer. Bro of Ernest H.

ERNEST HENRY CHAPMAN, 1895/1985, Cleveland, Ohio, 2nd Lieutenant, Served 1914/18, 145th Infantry, 37th Division, Ohio National Guard. 1914 on Mexican Border with Pershing chasing bandit Pancho Villa. WW I served in France. Gassed in Argonne Forest Battle. Bro of Arthur W.


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