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John W Bishop


Assigned to 351FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Completed Tour of Duty (ETD).

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.


Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 353rd Fighter Group

    353rd Fighter Group

    The 353rd Fighter Group was assigned to the Eighth Air Force on 7 June 1943. The group flew P-47 Thunderbolts, and from October 1944, P-51 Mustangs, as escorts for bombing missions across occupied Europe and to strafe targets on the ground. Tactical...

  • 351st Fighter Squadron


  • 42-75815 Patrica Baby

    P-47 Thunderbolt

  • 42-22781 'Trisha' 'Double "S" '

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 63FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 83FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 351FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Assigned to Lt William G Cobb. Re-assigned to Lt John W Bishop. Abandoned after Mid Air Collision with P-47D 42-75232 [Lt Max H Dahl KIA]...

Associated Place

  • Raydon

    Military site : airfield
    Although never used as such, Raydon was built during 1942-43 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, with three concrete runways, 50 loop and one pan hardstandings, and two dispersed T2 hangars. Initially on loan to the Ninth Air Force, it was first...


Event Location Date
Born Harris County, TX, USA 1921
Lived in Austin, TX, USA 1941
Enlisted Houston, TX, USA 16 January 1942
Crashed Foster Field Dr, Victoria, TX, USA 5 May 1943

Landing Accident Foster Field, TX Cat 3 damage 2Lt John W Bishop, 5-May-43.

P-40F 41-13606

Based Raydon June 1944 – October 1944

Assigned to 351FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF.

End Tour of Duty (ETD) England, UK October 1944

Completed Tour of Duty (ETD).

Crashed Texas A&M Flight Test Station Airport, 3100 TX-47, Bryan, TX 77807, USA 23 January 1945

Landing Accident due to Weather Bryan AAF TX Cat BL damage 1Lt John W Bishop, 23-Jan-45.

AT-6D 42-44202 - 2511AAFBU CFTC


Date Contributor Update
14 November 2016 18:12:11 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:16:44 AAM AAM ingest

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