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Norman Richard Chap

In memory of:

Pilot Officer Norman Richard Chap

November 7, 1942
Sidi Barrani, Egypt

Military Service


Service Number:

J/16637

Age:

26

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

250 Sqdn (R.A.F.)

Citation(s):

1939-1945 Star, Africa Star with Bar, Defense Medal, General Service Medal, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal with Bar, Operational Wings.

Additional Information


Born:

September 18, 1916
Chicago, Illinois

Enlistment:

November 16, 1940
Windsor, Ontario

Son of Kasimer (aka Frank) Chap and Bronislova (aka Bernice) Walusevic, of Chicago, Illinois.

He served in Canada, Great Britain, Egypt and Libya. He had 721 days of service, including 420 overseas.

Fighter pilot shot down in dogfight with German fighters.

Commemorated on Page 64 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

ALAMEIN MEMORIAL
Egypt

Grave Reference:

Column 263.

Location:

Alamein is a village which is bypassed by the main coast road approximately 130 kilometres west of Alexandria on the way to Mersa Matruh. The first Commission road direction sign is located just beyond the Alamein police checkpoint and all cemetery visitors should turn off from the main road onto the old coast road, which is parallel to the former. The cemetery and the ALAMEIN MEMORIAL both lie beyond the ridge. Road direction signs are in place approximately 25 metres before the low metal gates and stone wing walls which are situated centrally at the road edge at the head of the access path which leads down through the memorial building and into the cemetery. The Cross of Sacrifice feature may be seen from the road.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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