written by: David Liebricht
“Billy” Bishop, Flying Ace
William Avery “Billy” Bishop was born on February 8th, 1894 in Owen Sound, Ontario.
A total of 72 victories earned him the title of top Canadian Ace in WWI. Amongst allied pilots in the First World War, Billy Bishop also was one of the most decorated. His pin-point precision with guns, along with unmatched flight dexterity gave him the name “Hells Madg” or Hell’s Handmaiden by the German soldiers.