BISHOP, George

Plane was a Beaufort A9-173 Bristol bomber which had left Geraldton airport for Carnarvon. The plane was fully loaded and it appears the pilot was unable to climb above the fog and on the way back to the airfield and crashed into a hill at Yetna. Eight crew were killed.

Last Name
BISHOP
Given Names
George
Service Number
417040
Date of Birth
28/07/1920
Birth Location
Medindie S.A
Enlistment Date
06/12/1941
Enlistment Location
Adelaide
1Wags Start Date
05/03/1943
Course Details
WAGS Course 23
Intake Date
28/02/1942
Finish Date
24/08/1942
To
2 BAGS
Kill or Discharge Date
15/03/1943 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
14 SQN
Rank
Pilot Officer
Operations
Aircraft accident, crashed Yetna near Geraldton, Western Australia.
Date of Death
15/03/1943
Age
22
Cemetery / Memorial
Geraldton War Cemetery WA
Medals
AIr Gunners badge
Notes

Plane was a Beaufort A9-173 Bristol bomber which had left Geraldton airport for Carnarvon. The plane was fully loaded and it appears the pilot was unable to climb above the fog and on the way back to the airfield and crashed into a hill at Yetna. Eight crew were killed.

Posting on Death
14 Squadron
NAA Status
DIGITIZED
1WAGS - Bishop George - Service Number 417040 (edited-2)
1WAGS - Bishop George - Service Number 417040 (edited-2)
1WAGS - BISHOP George - Service Number 417040 (Grave_edited-1)
1WAGS - BISHOP George - Service Number 417040 (Memorial_edited-1)
1WAGS - BISHOP George - Service Number 417040 (Wreckage_edited-1)

Acknowledgements

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