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1Lt Paul Arden Bishop
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Birth: Sep. 1, 1916
Wabash County
Indiana, USA
Death: Feb. 19, 1944, Philippines

Son of Charles C. & Bertha C. [Young] Bishop
Husband of Wilma Jean [Smith] Bishop

PAUL A. BISHOP, first lieutenant in the Army Air Corps, who had won the Distinguished Flying Cross for completing more than fifty operational flights with extraordinary achievement, gave his life while on a mission over New Guinea on Feb. 19, 1944. First reported missing, the Wabash flier was later reported killed in action in messages to the wife, Mrs. Jean Smith Bishop, Wabash, and the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bishop, Wabash. Lt. Bishop was a student of Lagro and Wabash High schools, enlisted June 15, 1942 and went to the southwest Pacific area in June 1943. He was employed at the General Tire and Rubber company. A small daughter, Paula also survives. (Roll of Honor - the Wabash Museum)
 
 
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 Parents:
  Charles C Bishop (1892 - 1967)
  Bertha C Young Bishop (1892 - 1985)
 
 Spouse:
  Wilma Jean Smith Frieden (1920 - 2006)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Entered the service from Indiana.
 
Burial:
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial
Manila
Metro Manila
National Capital Region, Philippines
 
Maintained by: Dawn Comstock
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56758966
1Lt Paul Arden Bishop
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1Lt Paul Arden Bishop
Added by: South Africa War Graves Project
 
 
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PAUL A. BISHOP, first lieutenant in the U.S. Army Air Corps World War II.
- Judy Richards
 Added: Aug. 2, 2015
Purple Heart Awarded for wounds or death as result of an act of any opposing armed force, as a result of an international terrorist attack or as a result of military operations while serving as part of a peacekeeping force. The oldest of our military awar...(Read more)
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 Added: Aug. 2, 2015
The Distinguished Flying Cross is a medal awarded to any officer or enlisted member of the United States armed forces who distinguishes himself or herself in support of operations by "heroism or extraordinary achievement while participating in an aerial f...(Read more)
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