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  SBD-5 Dauntless Bureau Number 28316  
USMC
VMSB-341

Pilot  1st Lt. Robert Edmond Bishop, O-21059 (MIA / KIA) MI
Gunner  Pfc Richard L. Parrow, 487825 (MIA / KIA) MA

MIA  January 17, 1944

Aircraft History
Built by Douglas. Delivered to the U. S. Navy (USN).

Wartime History
Assigned to the U. S. Marine Corps (USMC). Assigned to squadron VMSB-341. No known nickname or nose art.

Mission History
On January 17, 1944 took off from Munda Airfield on New Georgia on a bombing mission against Rabaul. When this aircraft failed to return, it was officially listed as Missing In Action (MIA).

Memorials
Bishop was officially declared dead on January 15, 1946. He is memorialized on the tablets of the missing at Manila American Cemetery.

References
American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) - Robert Edmond Bishop
American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) - Richard L. Parrow
FindAGrave - 1Lt Robert Edmond Bishop
FindAGrave - PFC Richard L Parrow

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Last Updated
January 5, 2018

 

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