Accession Number : AD1015699

Title :   Letters of Second Lieutenant Charles Wesley Chapman, Jr. December 19, 1894 - May 3, 1918

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : Air Force Research Institute Maxwell AFB United States

Personal Author(s) : Chapman,Charles Jr W ; Peck,Allen G

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Report Date : 01 Apr 2016

Pagination or Media Count : 158

Abstract : Charles Wesley Chapman, known to all his friends as Carl, was born at Dubuque, Iowa, December 19th, 1894. He was killed in an aeroplane battle northeast of Toul, France, on May 3rd, 1918, and fell behind the German lines. He is buried near Remoncourt on the Franco-German border, but in French territory. He was a Junior at Amherst College at the time he enlisted for service with the Franco-American Ambulance Corps, sailing for France on May 19th, 1917. On his arrival, he found that men for the Flying Corps were badly needed, so joined the French Army as a member of the Franco-American Flying Corps. He went through the French Schools at Avord, Pau, Cazaux, and Plessis-Belleville. In January, 1918, he transferred to the American Army and was commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant, going to the front with the 94th Aero Squadron. These letters are published so that his friends may have the story of his months in the Service in his own words.

Descriptors :   military history , first world war , army , MILITARY PILOTS , military forces (foreign) , military forces (united states) , france , military training , fighter aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE