George William Chapman was born in Kentucky, the son of Robert William Chapman and Lona Smith. He graduated at South Harriman High School, class of 1939. He 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.

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.

He was lost at Sea

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
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XVII, Top Panel
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