WINGED WARFARE. THE ILLUSTRATED CLASSIC AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF CANADIAN WORLD WAR I ACE BILLY BISHOP.

By: Bishop, Billy. (William.) Introduction by Stanley M. Ulanoff.

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281 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). B&w illustrations. "Billy Bishop enlisted as an infantryman at the outbreak of World War I. He soon transferred to the Royal Flying Corps where flying came as naturally to him as breathing. In this classic autobiography, Billy Bishop vividly recreates the early days when the 'airborne jalopy' was getting its trial run. He describes the tiny Nieuport Scout, armed with a single Lewis gun, in which he had to dodge the 'Archies' (anti-aircraft batteries) and fight the scarlet tri-winged Fokkers flown by the formidable Baron von Richthofen and his squadrons." Bishop was credited with 72 victories and was the recipient of every British decoration, including the Victoria Cross. Interior - book slightly cracked at two places, tiny corner crease on last page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - small soft creases to corners and fore-edges of covers, slight curl at fore-edge of front cover, two light creases on spine, minor soiling and rubbing.

Title: WINGED WARFARE. THE ILLUSTRATED CLASSIC AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF CANADIAN WORLD WAR I ACE BILLY BISHOP.

Author Name: Bishop, Billy. (William.) Introduction by Stanley M. Ulanoff.

Categories: Canada - Biography, Military - First World War, Military - Aviation,

Edition: Reprint

Publisher: Toronto, McGraw-Hill Ryerson: 1990

ISBN Number: 0075510243

ISBN Number 13: 9780075510246

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition: Very Good-

Seller ID: 24090

Keywords: Billy Bishop, Canadian pilots, Aces, First World War, I, Fighter, Victoria Cross, Royal Flying Corps, Aerial combat, Operations, Personal Narratives, William Bishop, RFC, Fighter Pilots, Fighter Aces, Autobiography, Biography, Nieuport Scout, Lewis Gun, Anti-Aircraft Batteries, Archies, Fokkers, Fokker Aircraft, Baron Von Richthofen, Early 20th century Aviation.,