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.