Obituary David Hearst Bishop,
?, ?, 29 Mar 1966
Montgomery Standard, Montgomery County, Montgomery City, Missouri, 7 April 1966 David Bishop Killed In Plane Crash. David H. Bishop, former Montgomery City, citizen, died March 29, presumably from exposure, an hour after ditching his twin engine Cessna 310 Airplane in Lake Michigan's icy waters quarter of a mile east of Meigs field. The piston driven plane sank 90 seconds after a controlled touchdown amid spray and waves, but Bishop managed to climb out of the cockpit. He clung first to the wing, then to the tail of the sinking ship. He was unconscious when two firemen in a 14 foot rowboat recovered him from the lake. He was pronounced dead at Mercy Hospital. David H. Bishop, son of Eluid and Willie Hudson Bishop, was born January 28, 1904 near Montgomery City, Mo. He is survived by two brothers, Samuel V. of Mineola, Mo., and George A. of Detroit, Mich.; two sisters, Angie Beabout of New Hartford, Mo. and Imogene Coleman of Jonesburg. One brother Charles E. preceded him in death July 4, 1960. A veteran pilot, he was trained in 1929 as a ferry pilot during the First World War. Later he became an executive pilot for the Sinclair Oil Co. for twelve years.