Thursday, October 20, 2016

PFC John J. Bishop

PFC John J. Bishop was born in 1913 in Gilmanton, Minnesota to Frank Joseph and Mary Victoria (Wagner) Bishop.  Father Frank was an engineer on the railroad.  In 1930 John was working odd jobs to contribute to the large family of 13. 

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.

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