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Robert H Bishop


Shot down 14 May 1943 in the B-24D, 41-24278, Miss Delores. Prisoner of War (POW) imprisoned at Stalag Luft III and moved to Stalag 17 at Munich 48-11. His usual plane was the Suzy Q, but it was being repaired that day. He flew over 20 missions. He was a member of The Caterpillar Club.

Medals : POW


Units served with

  • 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    The 44th Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 15-January-1942 at McDill Field, Florida and equipped with B-24Cs. The Group moved to Barksdale Field, Louisiana and acted as a training unit for the 90th 93rd and 98th Bomb Groups and flew anti...

  • 67th Bomb Squadron


  • 41-24278 - Miss Delores

    B-24 Liberator
    16 August 1943 - 44th Bomb Group - Roll of Honor and Casualties : Zimmerman, Wesley L. ASN 34312350 Ela, Deforest L. ASN 31157299 Shafer, Raymond C. ASN 35354093 Hughes G.R. Assigned 32468888. Zoller, Harper F. Jr. ASN 36529756 Radio Operator....

Associated Place

  • Shipdham

    Military site : airfield
    Shipdham was built in 1941-1942, the first US heavy bomber airfield in the English county of Norfolk. It was a standard design, with T2-type hangars and a domestic site dispersed to the south east. Improvements were carried out to increase the number...

  • Stalag XVII-B

    Other location

  • Stalag Luft III

    Other location


Event Location Date
Born Knoxville, Tennessee, USA 16 August 1920
Lived in Harleston, Norfolk, UK 11 August 1950 – 1986

Lived at The Dove House running a chicken farm with his family.

Died Stroud, UK 23 September 1998 – 14 May 1943


Date Contributor Update
02 April 2022 01:16:45 Kickapoo Changes to role and biography

MACR 16558

Date Contributor Update
19 June 2021 21:40:48 jmoore43 Changes to biography

Added a "-" to the A/C tail # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

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19 January 2018 13:31:31 pennyfinn Changes to biography

Penny Finn

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14 January 2018 11:52:37 pennyfinn Changes to nickname and events

Penny Finn, his daughter

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14 January 2018 11:37:19 pennyfinn Changes to highest rank, biography, awards and events

Penny Finn, his daughter

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:23:30 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 16558 / MACR 16558 Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol 1 by Bishop & Hey p. 119, 44th BG Roll of Honor and Casualties by Lundy pp.65-67 NARA POW records / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database