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    Default F/O Chappell Peter Anthony N 247 sqdn crashsite

    Hello ,

    On October 6 1943 F/O Chappell Peter Anthony 125753 from N 247 sqdn flew a rhubarb mission to Kortrijk ( Courtrai in french ) Belgium in Typhoon JP581. Did he crashed in Belgium or in France , hes buried at the St-Desir War Cemetery in Basse Normandie ( FR )

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    Default Re: F/O Chappell Peter Anthony N 247 sqdn crashsite

    Alain

    According to 2nd Tactical Air Force Volume 1 by Shores & Thomas, page 40, it crashed near Ablis, France at about 12.00 after being shot down by a Bf-109, soon after Chappell had himself shot down a Storch near Boissets at 11.50. Code letter V for this aircraft.

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    Default Re: F/O Chappell Peter Anthony N 247 sqdn crashsite

    Hello

    I have amended my copy of FCL2, replacing Courtrai by Paris area. This can be easily checked with the Squadron ORB freely accessible online with a registered access.

    The French Service de recherche des disparus (French equivalent of the British MRES), headed by Germaine L'Herbier-Montagnon, had a fiche about this loss. Numbered 484, it clearly states that on 5th October 1943 (Not 6 as stated by Alain) at 11:45, a British or American plane crashed in Prunay-sous-Ablis, 14 km South of Rambouillet, in "La Chapelle" hamlet.

    The wing (sic !) was coded ZY-V JP581. Written on the tail G5-181072 DSI. There was also a label on a piece of Equipment on the pilot's body, with AM marking. The name "CHAPPELY" was written in ink on the top of this label.

    The pilot was buried on 7th October 1943 in Chartres cemetery.

    There should be a grave concentration form on the CWGC website about the move of CHAPPELL from Chartres to St Dsir.

    Joss

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    Default Re: F/O Chappell Peter Anthony N 247 sqdn crashsite

    Hello Joss ,

    Thank you very much for the correction

    Aalin12

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