Eddie Chapman

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Eddie Chapman
Eddie Chapman (Agent ZigZag).jpg
Chapman in December 1942
Born
Arnold Edward Chapman

(1914-11-16)16 November 1914
Burnopfield, County Durham, England
Died11 December 1997(1997-12-11) (aged 83)
St Albans, England
Spouse(s)Betty Farmer
Children1
AwardsIron Cross
Espionage activity
Allegiance United Kingdom
AgencyBritish Security Service (MI5)
Service years1943–1945
CodenameZigzag
German codename(s)Fritz, Fritzchen
OperationDamp Squib

Edward Arnold Chapman (16 November 1914 – 11 December 1997) was an English criminal and wartime spy. During the Second World War he offered his services to Nazi Germany as a spy and soon became a British double agent.

His British Secret Service handlers codenamed him Agent Zigzag.

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