BILLY BISHOP VC: THE LONE WOLF HUNTER The RAF Ace Re-Examined

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Canadian born ‘Billy’ Bishop VC MC DSO and DFC was the highest scoring Allied air ace of the First World War, with 72 kills. But Bishop’s ‘lone wolf’ tactics of flying alone deep behind enemy lines made his claimed successes difficult to verify and his record has been dogged by doubts. In this meticulous analysis of Bishop’s fighting career, Peter Kilduff, doyen of WW1 aviation historians, achieves a balanced view of the brilliant but controversial flyer.

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