John W. Bishop
Captain, United States Air Force
L. Rhodes: June 2006
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
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.