384th Bombardment Group (Heavy) in World War II

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Home / 384th After WWII / The 384th Bomb Group Veterans Signing Project / Phillip W "Phil" Chaperon 4

Phil Chaperon became the 33rd Veteran of the 384th Bomb Group to sign the wing panel on 5 October 2011, at his home in Portland, Oregon.

Chaperon was assigned to the 547th Bomb Squadron in October 1943 as a Flexible (Waist) Gunner on the Darwin Nelson Crew. On his 21st combat mission he was shot down and became a POW for the remainder of the war.

Panel hosts for this signing event were Fred & Gail Preller.