Kenneth Charles BISHOP Distinguished Flying Cross

BISHOP, Kenneth Charles

Service Number: 412378
Enlisted: 19 July 1941
Last Rank: Flying Officer
Last Unit: Operational Base Units (RAAF)
Born: Harefield, New South Wales, Australia, 20 September 1915
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Wagga Wagga High School, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Depot Supervisor
Died: 29 June 1983, aged 67 years, cause of death not yet discovered, place of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Rookwood Cemetery & Crematorium
Anglican Section 8, Grave 3029-3030
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World War 2 Service

19 Jul 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer, 412378
14 Dec 1945: Discharged Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer, 412378
Date unknown: Involvement Flying Officer, 412378, Operational Base Units (RAAF)

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Biography contributed by Carrie Henderson

"Navigator/Bomber of Wagga Wagga, NSW. Born on September 20, 1915, at Harefield, NSW, he was educated at Wagga Wagga High School, and became a Superintendent at Vacuum Oil Company. He served in the army before joining the RAAF on July 19, 1941. He trained in Australia, and reached Britain in November, 1942.

The citation to his DFC, announced on June 6, 1944, when he was a Pilot Officer, referred to his having completed many successful operations against the enemy, in which he displayed high skill, fortitude and devotion to duty."

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Australian War Memorial