the Service from: West Virginia
Died: April 15, 1945
Missing in Action or Buried at Sea
Tablets of the Missing at Honolulu Memorial
Herbert Chaffin was my uncle. He was my mother's 'baby brother'.
Mother never got over losing him. Mother passed away on May
9, 1984 and up until the day she died, she always held out
hope that Uncle Herb would be found or would come home.
Courtesy of Lynda Davis-Logan, niece
mother died about 9 hrs. after he was born and so the two
siblings were very close. He also had four half-siblings,
two of which are still living. All three of his younger
brothers served in the military. Uncle Herb had been their
is also survived by a young son, Robert "Bob"
Allyn Chaffin, I met my cousin 3 yrs. ago for the first
time in my life; We call each other quite regularily now.
I just wanted to say 'THANK YOU' so much for the wonderful
way in which you have honored my uncle. My mother would
have been so happy to see the wonderful memorial that has
been created in honor of these fine men.