1/Lt. Richard D. Bishop

(F. Birtciel)

1/Lt. Richard D. Bishop

343rd FS - 28 March 1944 - October 1944

Assigned Aircraft

P-38J CY-B
P-51D CY-N 44-13602 "Oh Murder" (E. Trevino)
P-51D CY- "Beautiful Virgin"

Mission History

Completed a 270 hour combat tour
72 Missions

Mission List

55th FG  Mission #

Date Target


16 July 1944 Saarbrucken (flew as Hellcat Blue 4)


11 September 1944 Ruhland
Air Scores
Ground Scores
Score Detail 11 September 1944  FW-190 destroyed (air) Saalfeld
11 September 1944  FW-190 damaged (air) Saalfeld
11 September 1944  FW-190 destroyed (ground) Saalfeld
Notes 28 March 1944 - Joined the 343rd Fighter Squadron
August 1944 - Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross
October 1944 - Awarded a 3rd Oak Leaf Cluster to the Air Medal
October 1944 - Transferred to the 70th Replacement Depot
Passed away in April 1992, aged 69.
Additional Photos 'Photograph of Ed Dvorak and Dick Bishop goofing off at Bishop's CY-B with a couple of practice bombs' (Frank Birtciel)

Newspaper clipping of Lt. Bishop's posting to Portland Army Air Base (R. Bishop Jr.)
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