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Capt. Bishop, V.C. (Canadian) R.F.C. Who Has Up To This Date Brought Down 17 Boche Planes, August 1917
When this photograph was taken, Billy Bishop, aged 21, had downed 17 German aircraft. By the end of the War, he was reported to have had 72 “kills.” His youth, charm and prowess as an aerial warrior made him an instant hero with the Canadian public.
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