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History World War I

Billy Bishop, Canadian Hero

by (author) Dan McCaffery

Formac Publishing Company Limited
Initial publish date
Jan 1990
World War I
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jan 1990
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Billy Bishop is Canada's greatest air ace of all time. He was almost thrown out of military college for cheating, but he went on to become the most famous of the First World War fighter pilots.
Though he became a darling of the press, Bishop grew tired of the carnage of the war.
Author Dan McCaffery offers a lively, compelling portrait of Bishop. His meticulous research has settled, once and for all, the controversy over whether Bishop lied to win his Vicotria Cross.
Warts and all, Bishop emerges as a true Canadian hero.

About the author

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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Editorial Reviews

"Dan McCaffery's book on Billy meticulously well researched, perceptive and analytical account of how William Avery Bishop [became a Canadian national hero."


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