W.96  2nd Officer Emily Chapin 
 flag usa   b. 22 Nov 1912, Twin Falls ID  12 Aug-42 to 11 Feb-44 

 ata emily chapin WASP https://twudigital.contentdm.oclc.org




Father: Charles Hall Chapin, Advertising Manager for the White Rock Mineral Co. in NYC (d. 1960)

Ed. Wellesley College, MA

Next of kin: (mother) Mrs Dorothy [Traill]

prev: File Supervisor for Standard Oil Co of New Jersey

 prev. exp. 203 hrs

Address in 1942: 291 Rye Beach Ave, Rye, NY

Postings: 15FPP

She was reprimanded in April 1943 for "careless taxying resulting in accident, when the propeller of her Master II struck a marking flag.

2 other accidents, one her fault:

- 27 Jul 1943, forced landing in a Spitfire, which was damaged, "due to an error of judgement on the part of the pilot" (the hood blew off in flight. Presumably she was held to blame because she had failed to secure it properly);

- 16 Nov 1943, she made a forced landing in a Swordfish which developed high oil pressure and temperature.

ata emily chapin roberta sandoz 1943

(2nd L) with Bobby Sandoz and 'a couple of fellow Yanks' at the Red Cross Club, 1943

She flew 18 types of aircraft (Class 1 and 2) with the ATA.

"A keen and hardworking pilot whose confidence appeaqrs to have been shaken by her recent (Jul-43) accident. Discipline good."

Later a WASP, then an engineer for General Precision Laboratories and the Singer Corporation.


d. 23 Jul 1978 - Briarcliff Manor, Westchester County, New York

ata emily chapin grave

Her wartime correspondence is in the Texas Woman's University Collection:




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