Mitchell, Bishop K., TSgt

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Last Rank
Technical Sergeant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
M 0177-Radio Operator
Last AFSC Group
Primary Unit
1945-1945, 881st Bombardment Group, Very Heavy
Service Years
1941 - 1945
Technical Sergeant

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Home State
Year of Birth
This Military Service Page was created/owned by CMSgt Don Skinner to remember Mitchell, Bishop K., TSgt.

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Saipan, The Marianas

Casualty Date
May 24, 1945
Hostile, Died while Missing
Air Loss, Crash - Land
World War II
Location of Interment
Zachary Taylor National Cemetery - Louisville, Kentucky
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Plot E, 179

 Official Badges 

Meritorious Unit Commendation 1944-1961

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
World War II Fallen
  2014, World War II Fallen

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Aircrew Badge

 Unit Assignments
500th Bombardment Group, Very Heavy881st Bombardment Group, Very Heavy
  1945-1945, 500th Bombardment Group, Very Heavy
  1945-1945, 881st Bombardment Group, Very Heavy
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 Asian-Pacific Theater/Air Offensive Campaign Japan (1942-45)
  1945-1945 Asian-Pacific Theater/Western Pacific Campaign (1944-45)
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-29 Superfortress  
  1943-1945, B-29 Superfortress
 Additional Information

Last Known Activity
Bishop K. Mitchell, Jr. was born in Lubbock, Texas in 1920. He graduated from Lubbock High School in 1937.

He enlisted in the Army Air Corps in 1941; at the same time his brother joined the Navy. After basic training, Mitchell served in Alamogordo, New Mexico and in Nebraska before being assigned to the 881st Bomb Squadron of the 500th Bomb Group. He had undergone previous training as a radio operator.

He was assigned to the crew of Captain Eugene M. Thomas, Jr. and had flown 12 missions against Japanese targets. On May 24, 1945, on a raid against Tokyo, his aircraft was shot down and crashed into Tokyo Bay.

After the war, several sets of remains were identified as this crew. All remains were placed in one coffin and returned to the U.S. The casket was buried at Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, and a bronze plaque listing all 10 crew members was placed over the gravesite, although it is not certain of the identity of the remains.


Bishop K. Mitchell, Jr. was radio operator on the B-29 #42063486 known by the organizational code name "Z Square 7."

The events of the fatal mission as well as a listing of the entire crew, by position, is located on the Remembrance profile of Captain Eugene M. Thomas, Jr., and will not be repeated here.

Missing Air Crew Report 14488 applies.

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