Billy Bishop: Top Canadian Flying Ace
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Billy Bishop: Top Canadian Flying Ace

By McCaffery, Dan

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Billy Bishop was the top Canadian flying ace in the first World War, credited officially with a record breaking 75 victories. He was a highly skilled pilot and an accurate shot. Bishop went from being the most decorated war hero in Canadian history to a crusader for peace, writing the book Winged Peace, which supported international control of global air power. While some historians feel that authorities upgraded Bishop's claims to improve morale, author Dan McCaffery presents the true life and accomplishments of Bishop through information he gathered from interviews and archival sources.



Chapter 1 Early Life

Chapter 2 The Road to War

Chapter 3 Bloody April

Chapter 4 A Hardened Killer

Chapter 5 The Victoria Cross

Chapter 6 Ace of Aces

Chapter 7 Propaganda Symbol

Chapter 8 Last Hurrah

Chapter 9 Adjusting to the Peace




DAN McCAFFERY is one of Canada's most successful military aviation history writers. He was born in Sarnia, Ontario, where he graduated from the the Journalism Program at Lambton College of Applied Arts and Technology. He worked for the Sarnia Gazette, a weekly newspaper, from 1974 to 1989 as a reporter and later as editor. Since 1989 he has worked at the daily newspaper the Sarnia Observer where he is currently the assignment editor.
He has won three Canadian News Awards, two Ontario News Awards and a Western Ontario News Award.

He is the author of Hell Island: Canadian Pilots and the 1942 Air Battle for Malta, Billy Bishop: Canadian Hero, Air Aces, Battlefields in the Air, Canadian Warplanes and Bush Planes and Bush Pilots. McCaffery and his wife Val have been married for 28 years.

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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 128 pages
Publication Date: 20th May 2009
ISBN: 9781552774137
Format: 8.5in x 5.5in
Black & white photos

Previous Editions: (show)
Publication Date: 22nd February 2012
ISBN: 9781552778234
Format: EPUB

BISAC Code:  BIO008000, HIS006020, HIS027090, HIS027160
Imprint: Amazing Stories

Interest age: From 11 To 18


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