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W.A. Bishop (1894–1956)

William Avery 'Billy' Bishop was born on 8 February 1894 in Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada, to William and Margaret Bishop. He was the middle of three children. Billy had a tough time of it in school as he had a slight lisp and preferred swimming, horse riding and the company of young ladies to team sports and academics. In 1911, at the age of 17, he ... See full bio »

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Wings of Youth
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 1942 Captains of the Clouds (thanks - as Air Marshal Bishop)
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 1942 Captains of the Clouds
Himself (as Air Marshal W.A. Bishop)
 1940 Wings of Youth (Documentary short)
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 2003 The Hero's Hero: The Forgotten Life of William Barker (TV Movie documentary)
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 1983 The Kid Who Couldn't Miss (Documentary)
Himself - with Pilots, WWI and WWII (uncredited)
 1962 Ebbtide (Short documentary)
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5 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | See more »

Alternate Names:

Air Marshal W.A. Bishop | Air Marshal Bishop | Billy Bishop


5' 9" (1.75 m)

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The most important thing in fighting was shooting, next the various tactics in coming into a fight and last of all flying ability itself. See more »



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