Bishop, Charles W

Individual Personnel Data
Name Bishop, Charles W, "CHICK"
Rank Flight Officer / Captain
Serial Number O-522720
Unit Assignments
  • Assigned to the 546th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho, Special Orders #70 dated 11 March 1943
  • Assigned to the 384th Bombardment Group Headquarters Detachment, per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #63, effective 2 April 1944.
  • Assigned to the 546th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #171, effective 25 August 1944.
  • Assigned to a non-384th related unit, per 546th Bomb Squadron Morning Report - Casual Pool, 70th Reinforcement Depot, AAF Station Stone, effective 20 May 1945.
Duty Pilot
MOS1091 - Pilot, B-17
Last Duty Date 20 May 1945
Results Completed Tour, Returned to USA
Additional Information
  • WIA on 12 August 1943, and removed from flying status.
  • Transferred to Group Operations and resumed flying missions later.
  • Granted a ten day sick leave (546th BS)on or about 25 September 1943 per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #102 dated 23 September 1943.
  • Ordered to travel to London for one day for Official Business on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #135 dated 3 November 1943.
  • Placed on Temporary Duty for one day to London on or about 10 November 1943, purpose official business per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #139 dated 10 November 1943.
  • Ordered to travel to London for one day on or about 19 November 1943, purpose Official Business per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #148 dated 19 November 1943.
  • Ordered to travel to London for one day on or about 4 January 1944, purpose Official Business per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #3 dated 4 January 1944.
  • Ordered to travel to London for two days on or about 24 January 1944, purpose Official Business per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #17 dated 24 January 1944.
  • Ordered to travel to the 302nd Dispensary, AAF Station 101 on or about 14 March 1944 for study by CENTRAL MEDICAL BOARD for an indefinite period per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #48 dated 12 March 1944.
  • Assigned duty as Assistant Top Secret Control Officer on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #62 dated 1 April 1944 - revoked on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #94 dated 20 May 1944 (1Lt Charles W Bishop substituted).
  • Ordered to travel to the 91st General Hospital on or about 26 March 1944 for an indefinite period. Upon completion of treatment, officer will return to this station per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #120 dated 23 June 1944.
  • Reinstated to Flight Status effective 15 August 1944 per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #169 dated 22 August 1944.
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Original 384th Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
Flt. Ofcr. Bishop, Charles W, "CHICK"PilotCT
2nd Lt. Ulrey, Edgar EllsworthCo-pilotCT
2nd Lt. Grimaldi, Anthony JosephNavigatorCT
2nd Lt. Yee, Wilbert Y KBombardierPOW
S/SGT. Morton, Cecil GordonRadio Operator / GunnerKIA
S/SGT. Edman, Bruno EdwinEngineer / Top Turret GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Kalas, Joseph MarkusBall Turret GunnerEV
S/SGT. Parks, Howard DavidTail GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Kelly, Leonard JosephFlexible GunnerEV
S/SGT. Yeater, James ThomasFlexible GunnerPOW

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 26 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
8 14 July 1943 Target: Villacoublay Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Paris, France
Pilot 42‑3222 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
10 25 July 1943 Target: Blohm & Voss Aircraft Works and Shipyard
Type: Industry
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Pilot 42‑30030 Aborted mission after taking off.
High Squadron Deputy. Turned back at 1435 hrs at Splasher 5 because prop on #2 engine ran away.
Sortie Report
11 28 July 1943 Target: Aircraft Engine Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Kassel, Germany
Pilot 42‑29700 Aborted mission after taking off.
Turned back with #2 engine supercharger trouble.
Sortie Report
12 29 July 1943 Target: Naval Base
Type: Military
Location: Kiel, Germany
Pilot 42‑30030 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
13 30 July 1943 Target: Aircraft Assembly Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Kassel, Germany
Pilot 42‑30196 Combat Mission Credit
Aborted mission after taking off.
Turned back 62 miles into Belgium because hydraulic fluid was coming down into the ball turret, which was inoperative, the left waist gun and left top turret gun were out of order, and the tachometer on one engine was oscillating wildly.
Sortie Report
14 12 August 1943 Target: Synthetic Fuel Hydrogenation Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Pilot 42‑30039 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
56 30 January 1944 Target: Aircraft Assembly Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Brunswick / Braunschweig, Germany
Observer 42‑30026 Combat Mission Credit
Wing lead.
Sortie Report
68 28 February 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Preuseville, France
Pilot 42‑31222 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron.
Sortie Report
69 2 March 1944 Target: Alfred Teves Main Works: Aircraft Parts Plant and Machine Shop
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Pilot 42‑31222 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
72 6 March 1944 Target: Erkner Ball-Bearing Factory
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Berlin, Germany
Pilot 42‑37848 Aborted mission after taking off.
Returned to base after group leader abandoned attempt to join assigned combat wing.
Sortie Report
73 8 March 1944 Target: Erkner Ball-Bearing Factory
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Berlin, Germany
Pilot 42‑31222 Aborted mission after taking off.
Turned back at 1042 hrs because #1 engine was running roughly and vibrated excessively.
Sortie Report
186 30 August 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Crepieul, France
Co-pilot 42‑107121 Combat Mission Credit
Hot camera ship. High Squadron Deputy.
Sortie Report
190 9 September 1944 Target: I. G. Farben Chemical Works
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Co-pilot 44‑8008 Combat Mission Credit
PFF ship. Wing deputy.
Sortie Report
195 17 September 1944 Target: Tank and Gun Concentrations, Tactical
Type: Military
Location: Eindhoven & 's‑Hertogenbosch (den Bosch), The Netherlands
Commander 42‑102449 Combat Mission Credit
A Squadron Lead. Major Richard P Barry, Jr, from 41st CBW on board as an observer.
Sortie Report
197 21 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Mainz, Germany
Commander 42‑107125 Combat Mission Credit
High (composite) group lead.
Sortie Report
202 30 September 1944 Target: Handorf Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Münster, Germany
Commander 42‑97986 Combat Mission Credit
Low group lead. PFF ship.
Sortie Report
204 3 October 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Wesseling, Germany
Commander 42‑102449 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead. Gee-H ship.
Sortie Report
214 19 October 1944 Target: Heinrich Lanz Tank Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Commander 43‑38034 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead. PFF ship. Due to failure of Gee-H equipment on deputy, led attack on PFF secondary target.
Sortie Report
216 30 October 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Pilot 44‑8007 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead. PFF ship.
Sortie Report
225 11 November 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Commander 44‑8216 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead.
Sortie Report
228 23 November 1944 Target: Nordstern Coking Plant at Gelsenkirchener Bergwerks-A.G.
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Co-pilot 44‑8008 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead, A group; PFF ship.
Sortie Report
238 11 December 1944 Target: Road & Rail Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Commander 44‑8216 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead, B Group. PFF and Gee-H ship. Bombed independently using Gee-H.
Sortie Report
243 24 December 1944 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Kirch Göns, Germany
Commander 42‑98027 Combat Mission Credit
41C Group, Low Squadron Lead. Landed away at RAF Wratting Common, Cambridgeshire.
Sortie Report
247 31 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Neuss, Germany
Commander 43‑38016 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead. Gee-H ship. Led high Squadron on a normal Gee-H bombing run.
Sortie Report
257 20 January 1945 Target: Rail and Road Bridges
Type: Transportation
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Commander 44‑8211 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead; PFF & Gee-H ship. Landed away at RAF Warboys, Huntingdonshire (now Cambridgeshire).
Sortie Report
266 14 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Dresden, Germany
Commander 42‑98027 Combat Mission Credit
Wing lead; PFF and Gee-H ship. Landed on Continent for fuel before returning to base.
Sortie Report
276 27 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Wahren (Leipzig area), Germany
Air Commander 44‑8211 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead; PFF ship.
Sortie Report
284 9 March 1945 Target: Henschel Tank and Locomotive Works
Type: Industry
Location: Kassel, Germany
Commander 44‑8580 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead; PFF ship.
Sortie Report
293 20 March 1945 Target: Deutsche Werft Submarine Shipyard
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Co-pilot 44‑8211 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead. PFF ship.
Sortie Report
305 6 April 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards (Visual Primary)
Type: Transportation
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Commander 44‑8789 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead. PFF ship.
Sortie Report

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