1LT James William Bishop

1LT James William Bishop

Death 5 Dec 1942 (aged 26)
Burial Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia
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Memorial ID 57657256 · View Source
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Having actually gone "Missing" on the above date, he was not officially declared by the military as being dead until December 5, 1943, 1 year after he went missing.

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Son of George C. Bishop and Annie J. Derickson Bishop who resided in Laurel, Delaware.

James served as a First Lieutenant & Pilot on a B-25, 379th Bomber Squadron, 310th Bomb Group, U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II.

He resided on Central Avenue, Laurel, Delaware prior to the war.

James was declared "Missing In Action" while returning from a successful bombing mission over Northwest Africa near Bizerte, Tunisia when his bomber was believed to have been shot down by a German ME-109 fighter plane.

He had served for one year and eleven months with the Army and was decorated with the Purple Heart.

His remains were not recovered.

Service # O-789792

His name, in error, is shown on the Becker County, Minnesota listing of the World War II Honor List of the Dead and Missing.

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Airmen who perished on the B-25:

Bishop, James W ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, DE
Hiers, William R ~ S/Sgt, Turret Gunner, SC
March, Norman B ~ S/Sgt, Bombardier, CA
Oliphant, Donald W ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, CA

Bio & Crew Report by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett


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  • Created by: Russ Pickett
  • Added: 24 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 57657256
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 1LT James William Bishop (24 Jan 1916–5 Dec 1942), Find a Grave Memorial no. 57657256, citing North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial, Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .