George William Chapman
On 3 October 1941 he was received on from NAS Pearl Harbor, T.H. on the U.S.S. Arizona Aviaton Unit (VO-1). He was transferred to the U.S.S. Enterprise on 24 November 1941. On 16 January 1942 he was transferred to Torpedo Squadron Six for duty. On 2 February 1943 he was a passenger on the U.S.S. Copahee (ACV-12) and sailed for sea. From the Copahee he was transferred to ComFair West Coast for assignment on 25 February 1943.

Lost at Sea

South Harriman High School, class of 1939; was killed 8 June 1945 in the Pacific Theater. Shortly before he was killed, he told his Aunt JoBell Wester Farmer that one day he would fly over and buzz her house.

Father: Mr. Robert William Chapman, Harriman, TN.

Headstone at Delozier Cemetery, Emory Gap, Roane, TN

  • Rank: Aviation Chief Ordnanceman
  • Date of birth:
  • 24 August 1920
  • Date of death: 8 June 1945
  • County: Roane
  • Hometown: Harriman
  • Service Branch: Navy
  • Theater: Pacific
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XVII, Top Panel
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