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MG Thomas Herbert Chapman

MG Thomas Herbert Chapman

Muskegon, Muskegon County, Michigan, USA
Death 7 Jun 1969 (aged 73)
Boerne, Kendall County, Texas, USA
Burial San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
Plot Section PC Site 110-H
Memorial ID 9792 · View Source
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United States Army Major General. Born in Muskegon, Michigan, he enlisted in the Quartermaster Corps Reserve in 1917, was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in August 1918 and served in World War I. After the war, he graduated flying school in 1922, was transferred to the US Air Service and served as a flight instructor. In 1925, he became engineering officer at the San Antonio, Texas Depot and was an engineering officer for the Philippine Air Depot, 1928 to 1930. Promoted Brigadier General in 1942, he served as commander of America's state side operations of the 2nd Air Force's Tactical forces and 73rd Bomber Wing during World War II. In August 1945, he was assigned to the Far East Air Forces, 5th Air Force Service Command in Japan. Promoted Major General in 1946, he became commander of the 7th Air Service Area Command in Japan and assumed command of the air depot at Hickam Field, Hawaii in 1947. Returning to the United States in 1950, he served as chief of the Maintenance Division, Directorate of Supply and Maintenance, Air Materiel Command at Wright-Patterson, Air Force Base, Ohio, until retiring from active service in June 1952. He died in Boerne, Texas.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith

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