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Loel C Bishop

Military

Prisoner of War (POW) crashed on 12/6/44 near Mepple in B-17 'Blanco Diablo' #42102658

Service

Units served with

  • 447th Bomb Group

    447th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 447th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses on strategic bombardment missions out of Rattlesden, Suffolk. With their first mission coming on Christmas Eve, December 24, 1943, their main focus was hitting sites that would weaken enemy forces...

  • 708th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-102658 Blanco Diablo

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 23/3/44; Gr Island 12/45/44; Dow Fd 28/4/44; Assigned 708BS/447BG Rattlesden 30/4/44; Missing in Action Merseburg 6/12/44 with Howard DeMallie, Chas Olson, Don Holmes, Howard Derp, Lowell Strain, Henry Rutkowski, Loel Bishop (7...

Associated Place

  • Rattlesden

    Military site : airfield
    Built for the Eighth Air Force in 1942, Rattlesden had three concrete runways, 50 hardstandings and two dispersed T2 hangars. Intended to be a twin-engine B-26 bomber base, it was originally a satellite for nearby Rougham, and first occupied from...

  • Stalag XIII-D

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born Mountain View, Oklahoma

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 February 2018 16:56:10 Lucy May Changes to middlename and media associations
Sources

Changed middle initial from 'G' to 'C':
MACR 11052: https://www.fold3.com/image/30641018
http://www.ww2pow.info/index.php?page=directory&rec=45108

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:19:03 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Unit History Roster, Enlisted Men, as of 01 August 1945 MACR 11052

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