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Clive Astor Bishop

Military

Assigned to 364BS, 305BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-17 42-31427. Plane ditched into Baltic. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 4010

Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Calvin Vance

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Assigned to 364BS, 305BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-17 42-31427. Plane crashed into Baltic. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 4010 ...

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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. ...

  • 305th Bomb Group Can Do

    305th Bomb Group Can Do

    Group
    The 305th Bombardment Group (Heavy), nicknamed "Can Do" was activated 1-March-1942 at Salt Lake City Air Base, Utah which was their primary training base until 11-Jun-1942 when they relocated to Geiger Field, Washington until 29-Jun-1942, then on to...

  • 364th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-31427

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 2/11/43. ...

Associated Place

  • Chelveston

    Military site : airfield
    Chelveston was adapted and expanded in preparation for the arrival of American forces. Rather than heavy bombers, the first aircraft to fly from its runways were C-47 Skytrains that were flown by the 60th Troop Carrier Group in July 1942. The first...

  • Stalag XVII-B

    Other location

  • Dulag Luft 12

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born Blackey, KY 21 November 1923
Based Chelveston 1943 – 11 April 1944

Assigned to 364BS, 305BG, 8AF USAAF.

Ditched POW Off Bornholm Island 11 April 1944

Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-17 42-31427. Plane ditched into Baltic. POW. MACR 4010

Prisoner of War (POW) Krems an der Donau, Austria 11 April 1944 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft XVIIb.

Enlisted Nashville, TN 1 November 1945
Died Fairfield, CA 6 December 2016
Buried Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, Dixon, CA 11 December 2016

Sacramento Valley National Cemetery
Dixon,
Solano County, CA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
03 February 2019 16:16:28 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, nickname, service number, biography, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28628228
https://www.fold3.com/record/84321133-clive-a-bishop
http://www.flensted.eu.com/1944050.shtml
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/173644560/clive-astor-bishop

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:06:32 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 4010

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