Thursday, October 20, 2016
PFC John J. Bishop
We don't know when John began his service but he was assigned to Medical Detachment 116th Infantry in time to participate in the D-Day landings. He went back and forth between the Medical Detachment and Headquarters 2nd Battalion (at their aide station) and was thought to be missing in action a couple of times. He was killed in action on 20 Oct 1944.
PFC Bishop is buried in the Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery.
Several of his brothers also served in WWII: Ralph Frank Bishop (PFC, Army), George Lawrence Bishop (PFC, Army), Joseph Anthony Bishop (PFC, Army). Brother Bernard Donald Bishop served in the Army in Korea.