Chapman, Christopher Geoffrey Blomfield

Christopher was born on the 27th January 1913 at Uralla, New South Wales.

He enlisted on the 21st June 1940 in Brisbane, Quensland and left Syney on the 31st October 1940 for England via Canada. He arrived there on the 5th March 1941, and was eventually flying Spitfire P7590 for 452 Squadron.

Christopher failed to return from an operation on the 9th August 1941, and was later reported “Missing believed killed.” Other research indicates that he was shot down by a german aircraft over the village of Salperwick, Pas de Calais, 2 miles north of St Omer. 

Christopher’s grave can be found at Longueness Souvenir Cemetery (see photo) in St. Olmer near Calais, France. Plot 9, Row C, Grave 21.

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