The Courage of the Early Morning. A Frank Biography of Billy Bishop. The Great ace of World War I.
BISHOP, William Arthur.
New York: David McKay, (1966),
First American Edition. octavo, red cloth in dust jacket. (12), (212)pp. David McKay, Item #24229
A detailed tribute to Billy Bishop, the Canadian air ace, by his son. Many exploits of Bishop's service in both World Wars I and II detailed. He achieved a record of 72 planes shot down in over 200 encounters, a controversial dawn raid on an aerodrome behind enemy lines when he single-handedly destroyed three German planes, along with stories of comradeship and relaxation in wartime London. Includes numerous photographs, a combat report of the attack on Estourmel aerodrome, two maps, epilogue, list of victories, and an index. Near fine copy, jacket not price clipped.