Sergeant William John Barrie Bishop RAFVR

Crew Sergeant William John Barrie Bishop
Service Number 1337955 RAFVR
Awards
Awarded
Citation
Squadrons No.623 Squadron – No.115 Squadron
   
Known Movements  
  No.623 Squadron 08.10.1943 (in)
  No.1678 Con.Unit 06.12.1943 (no leaving date)
  No.115 Squadron 25.01.1944 (In)
   
Promotions  
   
   

 

OPERATIONS FLOWN

No.623 Squadron RAF Downham Market (Short Stirling Mk.III)

20.10.1943
Pilot
Mining (Nectarines)
LK387 IC-P

Veg planted. Duty Carried Out.

19.11.1943
Pilot
Mining (li de Re)
LJ450 IC-V

Veg planted. Duty Carried Out successfully. Landed his aircraft at Chedburgh.

Operations Flown with No.115 Squadron RAF Witchford (Avro Lancaster Mk.B.II)

14.01.1944
Pilot
Brunswick
DS777 KO-G

Was forced to abandon sortie due to excessive  vibration and the inability to maintain height. Return to base early after jettisoning bomb load.

All the crew were killed while undertaking a night “BULLSEYE” exercise on Saturday 5th February 1944. Avro Lancaster Mk.B.II DS827 KO-B and all 8 crew were killed at 2020hrs when the aircraft crashed at Great Dunmow, Essex.  Flying on board as a passenger was 1st Lt C Webber USAAF.

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Page 1 of the AM Form 1180 Accident Card

 

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