Flying Officer Frederick Russell Forbes CHAPMAN

From Australia serving in the Royal Air Force

Service No: 127265 (RAFVR)
Born: Date, Location unavailable
Enlisted in the RAF: Date unavailable
Unit: No. 420 Squadron (RCAF), RAF Station Middleton St George
Died: Air Operations: (No. 420 Squadron Wellington II aircraft BK330), France, 13 February 1943, Aged 32 Years
Buried: Guidel Communal Cemetery, Morbihan, France
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Frederick C. C. Chapman and Lorna Chapman, of Kew, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Unknown

Wellington BK330 took off from Middleton St. George at 1819 hours on 13 February to attack Lorient, France. The aircraft crashed in the target area killing all the crew members.

The crew members of BK330 were:

Flying Officer Frederick Russell Forbes Chapman (127265) (RAFVR) (Navigator)
Flying Officer Leo Garth Gibson (J/20374) (RCAF) (Pilot)
Sergeant Thomas Vesteinn Hughes (1215478) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Flight Sergeant Donald Andrew MacDonald (R/110187) (RCAF) (Air Gunner)
Sergeant Bernard Welby Somerford (658354) (RAF) (Navigator / Bomb Aimer)


Chorley W R, Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War – Volume 4 Aircraft and Aircrew Losses 1943, Midland Counties Publications, 1997
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records

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