John was born and raised in Charlottesville, Virginia. He was married to my aunt (Arlene Rhodes) in 1942.
I believe he was a cargo pilot in the Army Air Forces during World War II. After the war he remained on active duty and
intergrated into the United States Air Force in 1948. One of the areas he was stationed was Newfoundland.
In 1953, his wife gave birth to a daughter (Vicki Bishop). In 1958, he was stationed at Hickham Air Force Base in Hawaii.
In September 1958, while cutting grass at his on base residence, he collapsed and died from a fatty embolism that went from his liver to his heart. His wife died in 1985 at the age of 62 from lung cancer. She was cremated and her ashes were deposited in the Gulf of Mexico.
BISHOP, JOHN W
- Captain, United States Air Force
- DATE OF BIRTH: 10/13/1922
- DATE OF DEATH: 09/07/1958
- BURIED AT: SECTION 30 SITE 462
- ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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