Winged Warfare por William Avery Bishop

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Winged Warfare William Avery Bishop

Arcadia Press 2019
ISBN: 9788834132746
Formatos: epub, pdf
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Idioma: Español

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William Avery Bishop

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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.He was officially credited with 72 victories, making him the top Canadian and British Empire ace of the war. He was an Air Marshal and a Victoria Cross recipient.One day in July 1915, Bishop saw an airplane land in a nearby field and then take off again; this event would change the whole direction of his career.”…It was the mud, I think, that made me take to flying… I had succeeded in getting myself mired to the knees when suddenly, from somewhere out of the storm, appeared a trim little aeroplane.It landed hesitatingly in a near-by field as if scorning to brush its wings against so sordid a landscape; then away again up into the clean grey mists.How long I stood there gazing into the distance I do not know, but when I turned to slog my way back through the mud my mind was made up. I knew there was only one place to be on such a day — up above the clouds in the summer sunshine”.William A. BishopBishop discovered that it would be six months before he could be trained as a pilot, but if he became an observer, he could be admitted immediately. Bishop applied for a transfer to the Royal Flying Corps and became a RFC observer in September 1915. He was stationed with the No. 21 Squadron and went to the front lines in January 1916, where the Squadron flew missions deep into enemy territory. During the Second World War, Bishop was instrumental in setting up and promoting the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan. 

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William Avery “Billy” Bishop was born in 1894 in Owen Sound, and went on to become Canada’s most famous First World War aviator. Bishop attended Royal Military College in Kingston with his brother, but left when the war broke out to join the Mississauga Horse cavalry regiment. In England, Bishop quickly transferred to the Royal Flying Corps and became an observer. After recovering from a knee injury, Bishop trained at the Central Flying School and gained his wings in November 1916. Over the course of his war career, Bishop is credited with shooting down seventy-two enemy aircraft and was awarded the Military Cross, the Distinguished Service Medal, and the Victoria Cross for his service. Upon his return to Canada, Bishop wrote his autobiography Winged Warfare. He died in 1956 at the age of 62.

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