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Old 11-14-2018, 03:13 AM
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Originally Posted by FlyerInOKC View Post
The DGA-15 got the nickname "The Ensign Eliminator" because it was difficult to land and very unforgiving. The F4U Corsair got the same nickname because it took a lot of more hours of training to master, more than any other Navy carrier-borne aircraft.
The Beechcraft V-35 Bonanza had a similar nickname it was call the Doctor Killer. Here is a quote explaining why: It earned the nickname “Doctor Killer” due to a series of fatal accidents. The V-35 Bonanza is expensive, high performance, and a very popular personal plane among high class professionals, such as doctors. However, it is extremely difficult to fly due to its high speed flutter, and inexperienced pilots with low hours are more susceptible to making an error resulting in a crash.
Thanks for the explanation; Ernie P.
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Old 11-14-2018, 05:20 AM
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What no guess Ernie? Well its morning clue time any way.
I'm looking for a pilot.

1. In school he had a reputation as a fighter.
2. He started his military career in the Calvary.
3. To get into flying he volunteered to be an observer.
4. The pilot was one of the top aces for his service.
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Old 11-14-2018, 05:54 AM
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I never heard the DGA being refereed to like that.
And the Corsair was "fixed" by adding about a 6" stall strip at the dihedral break on the right wing.
In my day the the F8U Crusader was called the Ensign Killer. But it didn't discriminate due to rank!
Last of the Gunfighters!
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Old 11-14-2018, 06:01 AM
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I have heard the F7U called an "Ensign Eliminator" too among other things. It seems a lot of military fighters could kill the unexperienced pilot. You can't get that level of performance without some instability or individual flight quirks.
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Originally Posted by FlyerInOKC View Post
What no guess Ernie? Well its morning clue time any way.
I'm looking for a pilot.

1. In school he had a reputation as a fighter.
2. He started his military career in the Calvary.
3. To get into flying he volunteered to be an observer.
4. The pilot was one of the top aces for his service.
I think I've already got this one but am out of town so don't want to pick another question n
now.


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Old 11-14-2018, 09:06 PM
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I think I've already got this one but am out of town so don't want to pick another question n
now.


Drop me a PM and I'll tell you if you're right.
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I'm looking for a pilot.

1. In school he had a reputation as a fighter.
2. He started his military career in the Calvary.
3. To get into flying he volunteered to be an observer.
4. The pilot was one of the top aces for his service.
5. He served in more than one war.
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Old 11-15-2018, 05:31 AM
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Who wants a morning clue? I know you guys have been thinking hard I can smell the burning hair from here.
I'm looking for a pilot.
1. In school he had a reputation as a fighter.
2. He started his military career in the Calvary.
3. To get into flying he volunteered to be an observer.
4. The pilot was one of the top aces for his service.
5. He served in more than one war.
6. Is received a number of decorations.
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Old 11-15-2018, 01:57 PM
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You guys want to wake up and make a guess or something? Afternoon clu plus a bonus clue. .

I'm looking for a pilot.
1. In school he had a reputation as a fighter.
2. He started his military career in the Calvary.
3. To get into flying he volunteered to be an observer.
4. The pilot was one of the top aces for his service.
5. He served in more than one war.
6. Is received a number of decorations.
7. Before switching to the flying service this pilot was know for his seemingly "super-human" eyesight allowed him to put bullets in a target placed so far away others saw only a dot.
8. This pilot was quoted as saying he became a pilot because if you die, at least it would be a clean death.


JohnnyS will kick himself for not getting this one.

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Old 11-15-2018, 02:08 PM
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Originally Posted by FlyerInOKC View Post
You guys want to wake up and make a guess or something? Afternoon clu plus a bonus clue. .

I'm looking for a pilot.
1. In school he had a reputation as a fighter.
2. He started his military career in the Calvary.
3. To get into flying he volunteered to be an observer.
4. The pilot was one of the top aces for his service.
5. He served in more than one war.
6. Is received a number of decorations.
7. Before switching to the flying service this pilot was know for his seemingly "super-human" eyesight allowed him to put bullets in a target placed so far away others saw only a dot.
8. This pilot was quoted as saying he became a pilot because if you die, at least it would be a clean death.


JohnnyS will kick himself for not getting this one.
Don't get too frustrated, buddy. On my last question, I went several days without anyone making a guess. I know it sometimes seems no one is listening, but I'll bet several of us are watching each clue. You simply have us all baffled right not. Take that as a compliment. I'm going to be hunting, and largely out of pocket, for several days; so I can't take the lead. So, I won't guess. But that doesn't mean I'm not paying attention. Thanks; Ernie P.
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Old 11-15-2018, 02:25 PM
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Hi Ernie, I wasn't frustrated I was just pulling the thread's collective leg. I think we have a number of guys who are away from the computer right now. I know I wish I was one of them. I'm hoping to get a little work in on my latest project tonight. What are you hunting these days, next week's turkey perhaps?
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Old 11-15-2018, 03:47 PM
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Originally Posted by FlyerInOKC View Post
Hi Ernie, I wasn't frustrated I was just pulling the thread's collective leg. I think we have a number of guys who are away from the computer right now. I know I wish I was one of them. I'm hoping to get a little work in on my latest project tonight. What are you hunting these days, next week's turkey perhaps?
Right now it's going to be whitetail deer. I'm not going to have time to go after bear or turkey this year. I didn't even do any archery or black powder hunting; just too busy. And it's been years since I went squirrel or rabbit hunting. Thanks; Ernie P.
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Old 11-15-2018, 04:12 PM
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Well good luck with the deer and send venison jerky!
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Old 11-15-2018, 08:55 PM
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I got a doe with my new mini van at only 885 miles on the meter. In the shop for at two weeks now they are at $7400 in repairs.
Generally not interested in pilot quiz
I have no idea how to do the searches
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Old 11-16-2018, 05:38 AM
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Sparky, what does that work out to on the cost per pound of Venison? Hitting a deer is always costly and usually involves the services of a tow truck. Adding insult to injury the deer gets up and runs into the woods half the time after the accident. It probably keels over at some point to become coyote bait.

Morning clue time. I'm looking for a pilot.

1. In school he had a reputation as a fighter.
2. He started his military career in the Calvary.
3. To get into flying he volunteered to be an observer.
4. The pilot was one of the top aces for his service.
5. He served in more than one war.
6. Is received a number of decorations.
7. Before switching to the flying service this pilot was know for his seemingly "super-human" eyesight allowed him to put bullets in a target placed so far away others saw only a dot.
8. This pilot was quoted as saying he became a pilot because if you die, at least it would be a clean death.
9. JohnnyS will kick himself for not getting this one.
10. He served in two wars.
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Old 11-16-2018, 06:30 AM
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$7400 in repairs I get to pay the deductible of $500. The car was completely drivable after the incident and the Mrs and i dove to the east coast (Rhinebeck, NY) and back after the collision about 3,000 miles RT.
I went to the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome three days in a row. We flew some foamy electric's there. The Aerodrome is much more rustic than I thought. The Aerodrome guys could not have been more gracious!
Several are modelers too.
I guess you might get 60 pounds of Venison dressed out say $100 a pound or so.
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A guess to keep it legit, Rickenbacker
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Evening clue time. I'm looking for a pilot.

1. In school he had a reputation as a fighter.
2. He started his military career in the Calvary.
3. To get into flying he volunteered to be an observer.
4. The pilot was one of the top aces for his service.
5. He served in more than one war.
6. Is received a number of decorations.
7. Before switching to the flying service this pilot was know for his seemingly "super-human" eyesight allowed him to put bullets in a target placed so far away others saw only a dot.
8. This pilot was quoted as saying he became a pilot because if you die, at least it would be a clean death.
9. JohnnyS will kick himself for not getting this one.
10. He served in two wars.
During his first war he returned home for a moral tour married his sweetheart, and then worked a short time in an ally's capital before he returned to the war with a promotion.
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Old 11-16-2018, 09:04 PM
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Originally Posted by FlyerInOKC View Post
Evening clue time. I'm looking for a pilot.

1. In school he had a reputation as a fighter.
2. He started his military career in the Calvary.
3. To get into flying he volunteered to be an observer.
4. The pilot was one of the top aces for his service.
5. He served in more than one war.
6. Is received a number of decorations.
7. Before switching to the flying service this pilot was know for his seemingly "super-human" eyesight allowed him to put bullets in a target placed so far away others saw only a dot.
8. This pilot was quoted as saying he became a pilot because if you die, at least it would be a clean death.
9. JohnnyS will kick himself for not getting this one.
10. He served in two wars.
During his first war he returned home for a moral tour married his sweetheart, and then worked a short time in an ally's capital before he returned to the war with a promotion.
Clues 1, 5, 7 and 8 are all pretty much giveaways. Sir; you have a PM; but I ain't saying nothing! Thanks; Ernie P.
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Old 11-17-2018, 06:02 AM
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Sorry Elmshoot its not Rickenbacker. How about another clue to narrow it down. I'm looking for a pilot.
(Two forum members who will be out of town this week have guess correctly privately because they will have no access to continue with a new quiz.)

1. In school he had a reputation as a fighter.
2. He started his military career in the Calvary.
3. To get into flying he volunteered to be an observer.
4. The pilot was one of the top aces for his service.
5. He served in more than one war.
6. Is received a number of decorations.
7. Before switching to the flying service this pilot was know for his seemingly "super-human" eyesight allowed him to put bullets in a target placed so far away others saw only a dot.
8. This pilot was quoted as saying he became a pilot because if you die, at least it would be a clean death.
9. JohnnyS will kick himself for not getting this one.
10. He served in two wars.
During his first war he returned home for a moral tour married his sweetheart, and then worked a short time in an ally's capital before he returned to the war with a promotion.
11. He is NOT American.
12 The pilot has a countryman with the same first name and last initial who is also a famous ace.
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Old 11-17-2018, 12:37 PM
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Geez, I go away for a few weeks and they start talking about me!

Sounds to me like Billy Bishop. William Barker was the answer to clue #12.
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Yep! Congrats you are correct on both calls! You are up sir!

William Avery Bishop, VC, CB, DSO & Bar, MC, DFC, ED (8 February 1894 – 11 September 1956) was a Canadian flying ace of the First World War, Victoria Cross recipient, and Air Marshal. He was officially credited with 72 victories, making him the top Canadian and British Empire ace of the war. During the Second World War, Bishop was instrumental in setting up and promoting the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan.

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Early life[edit]

Bishop was born in Owen Sound, Ontario.[2] He was the third of four children born to William Avery Bishop Sr. and Margaret Louisa (Green) Bishop.[3] His father, a lawyer and graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, Ontario, was the Registrar of Grey County.[4] Attending Owen Sound Collegiate and Vocational Institute, Bishop earned the reputation of a fighter, defending himself and others easily against bullies.[4] He avoided team sports, preferring solitary pursuits such as swimming, horse riding, and shooting.[5] Bishop was less successful at his studies; he would abandon any subject he could not easily master, and was often absent from class.[6]

At 15, Bishop had his first experience with aviation: he built an aircraft out of cardboard, wood crates and string, and "flew" off the roof of his three-story house. He was dug, unharmed, out of the wreckage by his sister.[6]

In 1911,[1] Billy Bishop entered the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) in Kingston, Ontario, where his brother Worth had graduated in 1903.[7] At RMC, Bishop was known as "Bish" and "Bill". Bishop failed his first year at RMC, having been caught cheating.[8]

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First World War[edit]

When the First World War broke out later in 1914, Bishop left RMC and joined The Mississauga Horse cavalry regiment.[9] He was commissioned as an officer but was ill with pneumonia when the regiment was sent overseas.[10] After recovering, he was transferred to the 7th Canadian Mounted Rifles, a mounted infantry unit, then stationed in London, Ontario.[11] Bishop showed a natural ability with a gun, and excelled on the firing range. His seemingly "super-human" eyesight allowed him to put bullets in a target placed so far away others saw only a dot.[12] They left Canada for England on 6 June 1915 on board the requisitioned cattle ship Caledonia.[13] On 21 June, off the coast of Ireland, the ship's convoy came under attack by U-boats. Two ships were sunk and 300 Canadians died, but Bishop's ship was unharmed, arriving in Plymouth harbour on 23 June.[14]

As an observer[edit]

Bishop quickly became frustrated with the mud of the trenches and the lack of action. In July 1915, after watching an RFC aircraft return from a mission, Bishop said "it's clean up there! I'll bet you don't get any mud or horse **** on you up there. If you die, at least it would be a clean death."[15] While in France in 1915 he transferred to the Royal Flying Corps. As there were no places available for pilots in the flight school, he chose to be an observer.[16] On 1 September, he reported to 21 (Training) Squadron at Netheravon for elementary air instruction.[17] The first aircraft he trained in was the Avro 504, flown by Roger Neville.[18] Bishop was adept at taking aerial photographs, and was soon in charge of training other observers with the camera.[17] The squadron was ordered to France in January 1916 and arrived at Boisdinghem airfield, near Saint-Omer, equipped with R.E.7 reconnaissance aircraft.[19] Bishop' first combat mission was as an aerial spotter for British artillery.[20] At first, the aircraft could not get airborne until they had offloaded their bombload and machine guns.[21] Bishop and pilot Neville flew over German lines near Boisdinghem and when the German howitzer was found, they relayed coordinates to the British, who then bombarded and destroyed the target.[22] In the following months, Bishop flew on reconnaissance and bombing flights, but never fired his machine guns on an enemy aircraft.[23] During one takeoff in April 1916, his aircraft engine failed, and he badly injured his knee.[24] The injury was aggravated while on leave in London in May 1916, and Bishop was admitted to the hospital in Bryanston Square.[24] While there he met and befriended socialite Lady St. Helier, who was a friend to both Winston Churchill and Secretary for Air Lord Hugh Cecil.[25] After Bishop's father suffered a small stroke, St. Helier arranged for Bishop to recuperate in Canada,[26] and he thereby missed the Battle of the Somme.[citation needed]

Bishop returned to England in September 1916, and, with the influence of St. Helier,[27] was accepted for training as a pilot at the Central Flying School at Upavon on Salisbury Plain. His first solo flight was in a Maurice Farman "Shorthorn".[28]

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Bishop and a Nieuport 17 fighter in Filescamp, FranceIn November 1916 after receiving his wings, Bishop was attached to No. 37 Squadron RFC at Sutton's Farm, Essex flying the BE.2c. Bishop disliked the flying at night over London, searching for German airships, and he soon requested a transfer to France.[29]

On 17 March 1917, Bishop arrived at 60 Squadron at Filescamp Farm near Arras, where he flew the Nieuport 17 fighter.[30] At that time, the average life expectancy of a new pilot in that sector was 11 days, and German aces were shooting down British aircraft 5 to 1.[31] Bishop's first patrol on 22 March was less than successful. He had trouble controlling his run-down aircraft, was nearly shot down by anti-aircraft fire, and became separated from his group.[32] On 24 March, after crash-landing his aircraft during a practice flight in front of General John Higgins, Bishop was ordered to return to flight school at Upavon. Major Alan Scott, the new commander of 60 Squadron, convinced Higgins to let him stay until a replacement arrived.[33]

The next day, Bishop claimed his first victory when his was one of four Nieuports that engaged three Albatros D.III Scouts near St Leger.[34] Bishop shot down and mortally wounded a Lieutenant Theiller, but his engine failed in the process. (Shores (1991) has 12-victory ace Theiller as being killed in battle against 70 Squadron Sopwiths on 24 March; therefore Bishop's claim does not match with known losses.) Bishop landed in no man's land, 300 yards (270 m) from the German front line. After running to the Allied trenches, Bishop spent the night on the ground in a rainstorm.[35] There Bishop wrote a letter home, starting, "I am writing this from a dugout 300 yards from our front line, after the most exciting adventure of my life."[35] General Higgins personally congratulated Bishop and rescinded his order to return to flight school.[36] On 30 March 1917, Bishop was named a flight commander.[37] The next day he scored his second victory.[38]Bishop, in addition to the usual patrols with his squadron comrades, soon flew many unofficial "lone-wolf" missions deep into enemy territory, with the blessing of Major Scott. As a result, his total of enemy aircraft shot down increased rapidly. On 8 April, he scored his fifth victory and became an ace.[39] To celebrate, Bishop's mechanic painted the aircraft's nose blue, the mark of an ace. Former 60 Squadron member Captain Albert Ball, at that time the Empire's highest scoring ace, had had a red spinner fitted.[40]

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Bishop c. August 1917, in the cockpit of his Nieuport 17, FranceBishop's no-holds-barred style of flying always had him "at the front of the pack," leading his pilots into battle over hostile territory. Bishop soon realized that this could eventually see him shot down; after one patrol, a mechanic counted 210 bullet holes in his aircraft.[41] His new method of using the surprise attack proved successful; he claimed 12 aircraft in April alone, winning the Military Cross and a promotion to captain for his participation in the Battle of Vimy Ridge.[42] The successes of Bishop and his blue-nosed aircraft were noticed by the Germans, and they began referring to him as "Hell's Handmaiden". Ernst Udet called him "the greatest English scouting ace" and one Jasta had a bounty on his head.[43]

On 30 April, Bishop survived an encounter with Jasta 11 and Manfred von Richthofen, the Red Baron.[44] In May, Bishop won the Distinguished Service Order for shooting down two aircraft while being attacked by four others.[citation needed]

On 2 June 1917, Bishop flew a solo mission behind enemy lines to attack a German-held aerodrome, where he claimed that he shot down three aircraft that were taking off to attack him and destroyed several more on the ground. For this feat, he was awarded the Victoria Cross (VC), although it has been suggested that he may have embellished his success. His VC (awarded 30 August 1917 [45]) was one of two awarded in violation of the warrant requiring witnesses (the other being the Unknown Soldier),[46] and since the German records have been lost and the archived papers relating to the VC were lost as well, there is no way of confirming whether there were any witnesses. It seems to have been common practice at this time to allow Bishop to claim victories without requiring confirmation or verification from other witnesses.[47]

In July, 60 Squadron received new Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5s, a faster and more powerful aircraft with better pilot visibility. In August 1917, Bishop passed the late Albert Ball in victories to become (temporarily) the highest scoring ace in the RFC and the third top ace of the war, behind only the Red Baron and René Fonck.[48]

Leave to Canada[edit]

Bishop returned home on leave to Canada in fall 1917, where he was acclaimed a hero and helped boost the morale of the Canadian public, who were growing tired of the war.[49] On 17 October 1917, Bishop married his longtime fiancée, Margaret Eaton Burden.[1] After the wedding, he was assigned to the British War Mission in Washington, D.C. to help the Americans build an air force. While stationed there, he wrote his autobiography entitled Winged Warfare.[50]

Return to Europe[edit]

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Billy Bishop plaque in Owen SoundUpon his return to England in April 1918, Bishop was promoted to Major and given command of No. 85 Squadron, the "Flying Foxes".[51] This was a newly formed squadron and Bishop was given the freedom to choose many of the pilots. The squadron was equipped with SE5a scout planes and left for Petit Synthe, France on 22 May 1918.[52] On 27 May, after familiarizing himself with the area and the opposition, Bishop took a solo flight to the Front. He downed a German observation plane in his first combat since August 1917,[53] and followed with two more the next day.[54] From 30 May to 1 June Bishop downed six more aircraft, including German ace Paul Billik, bringing his score to 59 and reclaiming his top scoring ace title from James McCudden, who had claimed it while Bishop was in Canada,[54] and he was now the leading Allied ace.[55]

The Government of Canada was becoming increasingly worried about the effect on morale if Bishop were to be killed, so on 18 June he was ordered to return to England to help organize the new Canadian Flying Corps.[56] Bishop was not pleased with the order coming so soon after his return to France. He wrote to his wife: "This is ever so annoying."[57] The order specified that he was to leave France by noon on 19 June. On that morning, Bishop decided to fly one last solo patrol. In just 15 minutes of combat, he added another five victories to his total. He claimed to have downed two Pfalz D.IIIa scout planes, caused another two to collide with each other, and shot down a German reconnaissance aircraft.[58]

On 5 August, Bishop was promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel and was given the post of "Officer Commanding-designate of the Canadian Air Force Section of the General Staff, Headquarters Overseas Military Forces of Canada."[50] He was on board a ship returning from a reporting visit to Canada when news of the armistice arrived. Bishop was discharged from the Canadian Expeditionary Force on 31 December and returned to Canada.[50]

By the end of the war, he had claimed some 72 air victories, including two balloons, 52 and two shared "destroyed" with 16 "out of control".[59] Historians including Hugh Halliday and Brereton Greenhous (both of whom were official historians for the Royal Canadian Air Force) suggested that the actual total was far lower. Brereton Greenhous felt the actual total of enemy aircraft destroyed was only 27.[60]

Post-war career[edit]

After the war, Bishop toured the principal cities in the United States and lectured on aerial warfare. He established an importing firm, Interallied Aircraft Corporation,[61] and a short-lived passenger air service with fellow ace William Barker, but after legal and financial problems, and a serious crash, the partnership and company were dissolved.[50] In 1921, Bishop and his family moved to Britain, where he had various business interests connected with flying. In 1928, he was the guest of honour at a gathering of German air aces in Berlin and was made an Honorary Member of the Association. In 1929 he became chairman of British Air Lines.[1] However, the family's wealth was wiped out in the crash of 1929 and they had to move back to Canada, where he became vice-president of the McColl-Frontenac Oil Company.[50]

Second World War[edit]

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Air Marshal William Avery Bishop, 1942In January 1936, Bishop was appointed the first Canadian air vice-marshal. Shortly after the outbreak of war in 1939, he was promoted to the rank of Air marshal in the Royal Canadian Air Force. He served during the war as Director of the Royal Canadian Air Force and was placed in charge of recruitment.[1] He was so successful in this role that many applicants had to be turned away.[62] Bishop created a system for training pilots across Canada and became instrumental in setting up and promoting the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan, which trained over 167,000 airmen in Canada during the Second World War. In 1942, he appeared as himself in the film Captains of the Clouds, a Hollywood tribute to the RCAF.[63]

By 1944 the stress of the war had taken a serious toll on Bishop's health, and he resigned his post in the RCAF to return to private enterprise in Montreal, Quebec, before retiring in 1952.[50] His son later commented that he looked 70 years old on his 50th birthday in 1944. However, Bishop remained active in the aviation world, predicting the phenomenal growth of commercial aviation postwar. His efforts to bring some organization to the nascent field led to the formation of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in Montreal. He wrote a second book at this time, Winged Peace, advocating international control of global air power.[64]

With the outbreak of the Korean War, Bishop again offered to return to his recruitment role, but he was in poor health and was politely refused by the RCAF. He died in his sleep on 11 September 1956, at the age of 62, while wintering in Palm Beach, Florida.[50] His funeral service was held with full Air Force Honours in Toronto, Ontario. The body was cremated and the ashes interred in the family plot in Greenwood Cemetery, Owen Sound, Ontario. A memorial service for Air Marshal Bishop was held in St Paul's Church, Bristol, England, on 19 September 1956.[1]

Family[edit]

On 17 October 1917, at Timothy Eaton Memorial Church in Toronto, Bishop married his longtime fiancée, Margaret Eaton Burden, daughter of Mr C. E. Burdon, a granddaughter of Timothy Eaton and sister of ace Henry John Burden. They had a son William and a daughter Margaret.[1] Both of the Bishop children became aviators:
  • William Arthur Christian Avery Bishop (1923 London, England – 2013 Toronto) was presented with his wings by his father during the Second World War; Arthur would go on to become a Spitfire pilot and served with No 401 Squadron RCAF in 1944. After the war, he became a journalist, advertising executive, entrepreneur and author. He married Priscilla (Cilla) Jean Aylen and had two children (Diana and William)
  • Margaret Marise (Jackie) Willis-O’Connor (1926 London – 2013 Ottawa) was a wireless radio operator during World War II, whom Bishop presented with a Wireless Sparks Badge in 1944.[65]
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2. He set the trans-Atlantic speed record on three different occasions.
3. Taught Coastal Command pilots how to fly the B-24 Liberator.
4. He was especially well known and respected for his ability to control large multi engine aircraft.
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4. He was especially well known and respected for his ability to control large multi engine aircraft.
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