Emmet County


Lt. Richard R. Chapman



Iowa’s World War II Honor Roll

These Iowans, like the ones pictured in this section last Sunday, have given their lives for their country. They came from all sections of the state, from all walks of life, and they rest today in strange and far away but never-to-be forgotten places. The final line beneath each photograph tells the geographical area in which the man was serving. Additional pictures of Iowans who have been killed in combat will be carried on future Sundays.

Source: The Des Moines Register, Sunday, December 12, 1943 (photo included)

Richard R. Chapman was born in Sept. 14, 1920 to Leslie R. (Joe) and Rose Mary Bunt Chapman. He died Mar. 26, 1943 and is buried in Saint Patricks Cemetery, Estherville, IA.

Lt. Chapman served in World War II with the U.S. Army Air Corps 91st Fighter Squadron and died of wounds received in action in Tunisia. He was awarded two Purple Hearts and the Air Medal.

Source: ancestry.com