Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
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30/01/2020 Sergeant Evan Roy COOKE (967092) Pilot
30/01/2020 Harold Chapman was the son of John and Madoline Chapman. John Chapman and Madoline Kerr were married on 26th August 1915 in the district of Dungannon. They lived at 81 Tamnamore Road, Dungannon.
30/01/2020 Harold was born in Dungannon on 2nd June 1918. He was the younger of two sons, both born in the Dungannon area.
30/01/2020 Known family: John Chapman, Madoline Chapman, John Chapman (born 27th January 1917), Harold Chapman (born 2nd June 1918).
30/01/2020 Sergeant (Wireless Operator) Harold Chapman served with the Royal Air Force in World War Two.
30/01/2020 On the night of 17th March 1941, Sergeant Chapman was one of a crew of six on board a Wellington bomber (serial no, R-1474) from the 149 Squadron. Their plane was one of eleven Wellington bombers which took off from RAF Mildenhall bound for Bremen in Germany.
30/01/2020 Early in the morning of the 18th, the eleven Wellington's returned home. Just as the landing lights at Mildenhall came on, a long range night German fighter attacked. The Wellington was hit crashed to the ground, landing on a bungalow, killing all six crew. The crew were:
30/01/2020 Sergeant Harold CHAPMAN (522572) Wireless Operator
30/01/2020 Sergeant William James GREAVES (971158) Wireless Operator
30/01/2020 Sergeant Ernest Arthur LOWN (911887) Observer
30/01/2020 Sergeant Ronald WARREN (754029) Pilot
30/01/2020 Sergeant (Wireless Operator) Harold Chapman was killed in action the 18th March 1941 near RAF Mildenhall.
30/01/2020 Sergeant (Wireless Operator) Harold Chapman’s remains were returned home and he was buried in a non-CWGC grave in Grange (Society of Friends) Burial Ground near Moy in County Tyrone.
30/01/2020 Sergeant Harold Chapman is commemorated locally on Dungannon War Memorial and on Moy War Memorial.
30/01/2020 Many thanks to Kenny Farquhar, whose research was instrumental to this information.
30/01/2020 Sergeant Douglas John CAPEL (759110) Air Gunner
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