LEST WE FORGET

Flight Sergeant James John BISHOP

Service No: 419406
Born: Norton Summit SA, 13 October 1922
Enlisted in the RAAF: 15 August 1942
Unit: No. 159 Squadron (RAF), Digri, India
Died: Air Operations (No. 159 Squadron Liberator aircraft EV845), India, 12 September 1944, Aged 21 years
Buried: Ranchi War Cemetery, India
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Sydney Wells Bishop and Irvina Gladys Bishop, of Ashton, South Australia.
Roll of Honour: Adelaide SA
Remembered: Panel 119, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

On 12th September 1944 Liberator EV 845 took off on an operational flight at 0600 hours, and crashed at 0620 hours at the adjoining Digri airfield. All the crew members were killed in the crash.

The crew members of EV845 were:

Sergeant Raymond Baldwin (1035646) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Flight Sergeant James John Bishop (419406) (Air Gunner)
Warrant Officer Reginald August Peterson Crowley (409896) (Pilot)
Flight Sergeant Derek Barlow Edwards (1384979) (RAFVR) (Co-Pilot)
Warrant Officer Arthur James Freeman (133314) (RAFVR) (Navigator Bomb Aimer)
Flight Sergeant Bryan Wyatt (1138876) (RAFVR) (Flight Engineer)

References:

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records (RAAF Casualty Information compiled by Alan Storr (409804))
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/5/697

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