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S/Sgt. Samuel Malcolm Bishop


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Messages from men who have been held prisoners of war by the German government since their capture Feb. 17, 1943, at Faid pass, North Africa, continue to come to their relatives at home.  The first came Monday evening, May 14, and each day more are received.

Two other men held prisoners by the Germans, Staff Sgt. Malcolm Bishop of Churdan and Pfc. Alvin Schilling of Jefferson, who were not members of the guard company, also have been liberated.

Word came Wednesday to Mr. and Mrs. Harry Bishop of Churdan in a V-mail from their son, Staff Sgt. Samuel Malcolm Bishop, that he had been liberated April 29 by the Yanks after having been in the hands of the Germans since March 6, 1944.  His letter was written the first of May. He said he was all right and expected to be home soon. He went down over enemy territory when his plane, a B-17, was downed. He was a ball turret gunner, stationed with the eighth air force in England. He entered the service in November of 1942.

Source: Jefferson Herald, May 24, 1945