M.626  First Officer David Arthur Bishop 
 flag usa   b. 3 Mar 1911, Hilbert Wisconsin  23 Jun 1941 to 13 Sep 1943

 

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1948  (both Green Bay Press-Gazette)

   

 

ather: Willmer Bishop (dec'd) Mother: Catherine [Martin]

ed. West Green Bay High School (grad. 1929)

prev. a driver on an automobile boat; a shipping clerk on a boat dock, Manager of Brown County Airport, and a commercial pilot.

Address in 1941: 231 Allard Ave, Green Bay, Wisonsin ([Mother's address]

"slight scar on nose"


Postings: 4FPP, 4aFPP, 2FPP

Suspended for 4 days in Mar-43 following a wheels-up forced landing in Botha L6508, after he forgot to check that the fuel cocks were correctly set

Suspended for 4 days in Jun-43 for "a breach of discipline and non-compliance with Standing Order"

"A capable and intelligent pilot of above average ability" ...

"During the last two months [Aug-Sep 1943] his discipline has improved tremendously, and he has proved to be a most competent pilot who works hard."


Joined the USAAF in December 1943 (as a private, having first been "listed as a delinquent" when he failed to turn up as agreed in October).

"After serving as an instructor on B-25s, A-20s, P-38s, C-47s, AT-6s and several other types of trainers, he was sent in February 1945 to the Asia-Pacific theater as a pilot in the Air Transport Command. He served here eight months, and completed 75 flights over the Himalaya "Hump". He holds the Air Medal, Pacific Theater Ribbon with one battle star, European and American Theater ribbons, and pre-Pearl Harbor, Allied Service and Victory ribbons."

Post-WWII, worked for the Green Bay Auto Distributors as a salesman, and was Democratic candidate for the Green Bay 'Register of Deeds' in November 1948.

m. 1957 Anna [Sadsuske], 1 daughter.

Moved to California in 1960 and operated an auto parts business in Oakland.

d. 4 Mar 1965 - Contra Costa, CA 

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buried http://schema.org/PostalAddress" itemprop="address">Chilton, Calumet County, Wisconsin

 

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