Guy DeWitt Chappell

Guy DeWitt Chappell

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Death 11 Jun 1930 (aged 25)
Burial Hot Springs, Garland County, Arkansas, USA
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Memorial ID 23327631 · View Source
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Guy DeWitt Chappell was born to Julia Ann Hale Chappell and Sidney Augustus Chappell on December 23, 1904.
Lieutenant Chappell was the first member of the Marine Corps of the Class of 1927 Naval Academy graduates to receive his designation in Aviation. After his completion of training he was assigned to the Quantico, Virginia, Marine base. He was one of the three Marine pilots who staged a demonstration of formation acrobatic flying in connection with Curtiss Marine Trophy races in Washington, D.C., in May 1930. He was killed in a crash June 11, 1930, at Quantico 20 minutes after reading the order of the day, "Take said plane up 5,000 feet and make a nose dive of 1,000 feet." When he leveled off a wing snapped rendering the plane unmanageable, thereby causing the crash which resulted in his death.
He was buried in Greenwood Cemetery with and brother, Clifton, in Hot Springs, Arkansas.
Guy was married to Margaret Marie Ross of Philadelphia, January 6, 1928. Born to them was a son, Guy DeWitt Chappell II.
(The above is per Susan Lister.)


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  • Created by: P. V. Hays
  • Added: 10 Dec 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 23327631
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Guy DeWitt Chappell (23 Dec 1904–11 Jun 1930), Find A Grave Memorial no. 23327631, citing Greenwood Cemetery, Hot Springs, Garland County, Arkansas, USA ; Maintained by P. V. Hays (contributor 46588659) .