Francis Blomfield CHAPMAN DFC

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CHAPMAN, Francis Blomfield

Service Number: 271349
Enlisted: 19 July 1932
Last Rank: Wing Commander
Last Unit: No. 20 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Uralla New South Wales Australia , 20 November 1911
Home Town: Edgecliff, Sydney, New South Wales
Schooling: CofE Preparatory School Toowoomba. - CofE Grammar School Brisbane
Occupation: Mechanic
Died: Flying Battle, Gasmata New Britain Pacific Islands , 8 March 1943, aged 31 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
(CWGC) Official Commemoration - Memorial Location: Panel 34, Rabual Memorial (within Rabaul -Bita Paka- War Cemetery). Local Roll of Honour- Brisbane Queensland Australia.
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Rabaul Memorial, Toowoomba Anglican College Faithful Unto Death
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World War 2 Service

19 Jul 1932: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Wing Commander, SN 271349

Non Warlike Service

19 Jul 1932: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Air Cadet, SN 271349

World War 2 Service

19 Jul 1932: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Wing Commander, SN 271349

Non Warlike Service

1 Jul 1933: Promoted Royal Australian Air Force, Pilot Officer

World War 2 Service

17 Mar 1939: Promoted Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Lieutenant
3 Sep 1939: Involvement Wing Commander, SN 271349
1 Aug 1941: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Lieutenant, SN 271349, No. 20 Squadron (RAAF)
1 Oct 1941: Promoted Royal Australian Air Force, Squadron Leader
9 Feb 1942: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Squadron Leader, SN 271349, No. 11 Squadron (RAAF)
1 Jan 1943: Promoted Royal Australian Air Force, Wing Commander
25 Jan 1943: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Wing Commander, SN 271349, No. 20 Squadron (RAAF)
23 Apr 1943: Honoured Distinguished Flying Cross
Date unknown: Discharged Royal Australian Air Force, Wing Commander, SN 271349

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