Lester I Chapman

Lester I Chapman

Birth
Death 3 Mar 1945
Burial Epinal, Departement des Vosges, Lorraine, France
Plot A row 16 grave 72
Memorial ID 56371609 · View Source
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He was killed along with 5 other professional wrestlers who were on a flight coming from England to France to do a show

A USO plane flying from England to Paris crashed on March 3, 1945, killing 16
people. Those killed were George Matkovich, Jack Ross, Mrs. Ruth G. Donor, Lester
Chapman, H.A. Sabath, Gaius W. Young, Ben Reuben, Captain F.F. Foster, Lt. L.L.
Heideman, Spec/1c John Garfield Hope, Sgt. Albert J. McVey, 1st Lt. Robert
Dearstine, 1st Lt. Herbert H. Hirth, 1st Lt. Paul A. Mansell, PFC Alfred E. Barschdorf,
PFC Paul J. Heeger. The Associated Press reported that the European Division of
the Air Transport Command stated that this ended a safety run in which 5 million
miles of flying by that division had occurred a loss of life. Matkovich, Reuben, Young,
Chapman, and Ross were professional wrestlers.

Gravesite Details Civilian wrestler and part of the USO shows.

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  • Maintained by: Moos Raaijmakers
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 7 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56371609
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lester I Chapman (unknown–3 Mar 1945), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56371609, citing Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial, Epinal, Departement des Vosges, Lorraine, France ; Maintained by Moos Raaijmakers (contributor 47528340) .