VILLAGE’S FIRST WAR VICTIM GOES DOWN WITH SHIP
Bishop reported missing after sub sinks his vessel.
R. “Bobbie” Bishop, twenty years old on
February 26, is the Village of Larchmont’s first
casualty of World War No. 2, it was learned Sunday when
the Navy Department revealed that he was aboard a U.S.
merchant vessel torpedoed off the Eastern Seaboard.
Bishop, son of William E. Bishop of the Premier Apartments,
132 Boston Post Road, Larchmont, was an able-bodied
seaman aboard the ship, which the Navy Department did
not identify by name. The 23 survivors of the 36-man
crew were taken by a rescue vessel to Savannah, Georgia.
sinking occurred on March 18 and the family has been
notified that young patient is “missing.”
boy was born in New York city and came here as a child
with his parents. He attended Chatsworth Avenue School
and Junior High School and had just entered the Mamaroneck
Senior High School when he quit to go to work in December,
1938. He joined the Merchant Marine last summer.
in addition to the father, are two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth
Ostuni of Atlanta, Georgia and Miss Annabelle Bishop,
a junior at Mamaroneck High School, and one brother,
William H. Bishop, also of the Boston Post Road address.
ship was lost in surprise night attack that hurled the
unsuspecting seamen out of their bunks onto flaming
decks and into a cold sea. Bishop was among the 13 missing
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