First Lieutenant Albert J. Bishop carried this knife while a U.S. Army Air Force C-47 pilot in WWII. Lt. Bishop flew the “Hump,” a dangerous 530-mile air route over the Himalayan Mountains in the China-Burma-India theater.

The knife appears to have been made in an aircraft maintenance shop. The aluminum handle was made from a block of 1/2 inch-thick plate, and the stamped lettering is consistent with a military stamp kit. The steel blade may have been from a bayonet.


Question about this artifact? Email the Collections Manager, Hal Sellars.

Every artifact in the Air Mobility Command Museum, including this one, is part of the United States Air Force Heritage Program. We are not able to loan artifacts in the museum's collection.

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