Arthur Gordon Lewis Chapman (1913 - 1950)

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Arthur Gordon Lewis Chapman
1913 - 1950
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1913
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1950
Fitzroy, Australia
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Fitzroy, Australia
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Arthur Gordon Lewis Chapman was born in 1913. He is the child of Hurtle Gordon Chapman and Henrietta Louisa Varoisien Chapman. He died in 1950 in Fitzroy, Australia at 37 years old.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Arthur Gordon Lewis Chapman passed away in 1950 in Fitzroy, Australia at 37 years of age. He was born in 1913. He is the child of Hurtle Gordon Chapman and Henrietta Louisa Varoisien Chapman.

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In 1913, in the year that Arthur Gordon Lewis Chapman was born, the Philippine–American War ended for good in June. While the official end of the war was in 1902, fighting continued for several years. An estimated 200,000 to 250,000 total Filipino civilians died and although the U.S. viewed its role as a colonial presence as one of preparing the Philippines for independence, American colonization drastically changed the character off the culture. The Catholic Church was no longer the state religion and English became the primary language of the government.

In 1928, at the age of merely 15 years old, Arthur was alive when aviatrix Amelia Earhart, age 31, became the first woman to fly solo across North America and back in August. In June, she had been part of a 3 man crew that flew the Atlantic Ocean but since she had no instrument training, she couldn't fly the plane - she kept the flight log. The North American flight became one of her many "firsts" as a female pilot.

In 1932, he was 19 years old when five years to the day after Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart flew solo from Newfoundland to Ireland, the first woman to cross the Atlantic solo and the first to replicate Lindbergh's feat. She flew over 2,000 miles in just under 15 hours.

In 1945, he was 32 years old when on June 22nd, the Battle of Okinawa ended. A joint Army and Marine campaign, supported by the Navy, the Battle of Okinawa went on for 82 days. The last Japanese resistance on Okinawa was defeated. 4,907 Navy, 4,675 Army, and 2,938 Marine Corps personnel were killed in the battle on the US side. It is estimated that 110,071 on the Japanese side were killed - the estimate includes Okinawan citizens who were pressed into service and includes children. With the win of Okinawa, the United States gained an important base of operations in the Pacific.

In 1950, in the year of Arthur Gordon Lewis Chapman's passing, on June 25th, the Korean War began when North Korean Communist forces crossed the 38th parallel. The Soviet Union and China backed North Korea and the U.N., primarily the United States backed South Korea.

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