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BILLY BISHOP | WW1 Ace

Updated on March 3, 2014

Billy Bishop, Canadian Ace of World War One

Air Marshal William Avery "Billy" Bishop VC, CB, DSO & Bar, MC, DFC, ED (8 February 1894 - 11 September 1956) was a Canadian First World War flying ace, officially credited with 72 victories; the highest number for a British Empire pilot.

Billy Bishop Ace of World War One - Canadian Ace

Canadian Ace Billy Bishop

SPAD XIII

The Spad XIII was a French fighter aircraft of World War One. It was developed as an upgrade to the highly successful SPAD VII. The SPAD XIII was flown by French fighter pilots such as Georges Guynemer and Rene Fonck, Italy's Francesco Baracca and Eddie Rickenbacker of the United States. The SPAD XIII differed from its predecessor with a more powerful Hispano-Suiza engine and a second VIckers .303 caliber machine gun for added firepower. The SPAD XIII was one of the most capable fighters of the war and one of the most produced. There were 8,472 built and orders for around 10,000 more cancelled at the Armistice.

Billy Bishop's Legacy

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Billy Bishop and the Red Baron

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      Bishop was a crack shot known to hone his marksmanship skills on the ground by wing-shooting doves with his pistol. His favorite tactic was to approach an enemy from the six o'clock low blind spot drawing very close before killing the pilot with a single burst.

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