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Raymond Charles Chappell

Memorial photograph, Airmen from Australia and New Zealand Memorial, Calgary unveiled on 25 April 2004 by the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta (photo by Bev Tosh) - This image may be subject to copyright

Memorial photograph, Airmen from Australia and New Zealand Memorial, Calgary unveiled on 25 April 20 …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Raymond Charles AWMM
  • Surname
    Chappell AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ414959 AWMM
    • WWII 414959 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    • NZ414959 AWMM
    • WWII 414959 AWMM
  • Military service
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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Robert Lovell Chappell and Katherine Chappell (nee Reid) of Grey Lynn, Auckland (Parents).

    He was a Staff Pilot who had been posted to 5 Bombing and Gunnery School the May prior to his death.

    While returning from an exercise in a Bolingbroke IVT 10000 the plane crashed 4 miles NE of the village of Quill Lake, about 30 miles NE of the base at Dafoe, Skatchewan, Canada. All four crew were killed instantly, but owing to the snowed in roads it was impossible to reach the wreckage until late in the afternoon. AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
    10 January 1943 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
    CanadaNorth America AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Humboldt (Municipal) Cemetery, Saskatchewan, Canada AWMM Row 2 Grave 7 AWMM
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Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Airmen from Australia and New Zealand Memorial, Memorial Park, Calgary, Alberta, Canada AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission
    https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/2850477
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    This record is a work in progress and was partially compiled from the “Database of New Zealand Airmen who took part in Advanced Air Training in Canada during WW2”. Researched by Ivan and Lorna Lindsey of Tauranga. N.Z. 2003 – 2012. Reproduced with permission. AWMM

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14 May 2016StephenHumboldt, Saskatchewan, CanadaResearcher
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