BISHOP Thomas Anthony 415890

LEST WE FORGET 

Flying Officer Thomas Anthony BISHOP

Service No: 415890
Born: East Fremantle WA, 18 February 1923
Enlisted in the RAAF: 29 March 1942
Unit: No. 2 Wireless Air Gunners School, Parkes NSW
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 2 Wireless Air Gunners School Wackett aircraft A3-104), near Parkes, 21 August 1943, Aged 20 Years
Buried: Parkes General Cemetery, NSW
CWGC Additional Information: Son of William James Bishop and Fanny Bishop, of Fremantle, Western Australia.
Roll of Honour: Fremantle WA
Remembered: Panel 115, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

On 21 August 1943 during practice in forced landings and aerobatics, Wackett A3-104 crashed 40 kms from Parkes and Flying Officer Bishop was killed.  The cause of the accident is listed as “unknown”.  The crew members were:

Flight Sergeant Jack Ronald Weir (416637) (Pilot) Slightly Injured, Discharged from RAAF, 21 June 1944
Flying Officer Thomas Anthony Bishop (415890) (Second Pilot)

References:

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-line Record A9845, 182