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Air Marshal William Avery Bishop - Maréchal de l'Air William Avery Bishop - Ottawa, Ontario.
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N 45° 19.217 W 075° 53.562
18T E 430034 N 5018918
Quick Description: This plaque, in tribute to Air Marshal William Avery Bishop, is located on Birkendale Drive, in Ottawa. Cette plaque en hommage au maréchal de l'Air William Avery Bishop est située sur le chemin Birkendale, à Ottawa.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 5/15/2019 6:09:49 PM
Waymark Code: WM10JFC
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
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William "Billy" Bishop was born on February 8, 1894 in Owen Sound, Ontario. At the outbreak of the first World War, Bishop was a cadet at the Royal Military College in Kingston and eventually enlisted with the 9th MississaugaHorse, Canadian Expedition Force, on September 30, 1914. He later transferred to the Royal Flying Corps and would receive many decorations. He was the first Canadian Airman to be awarded theVictoria Cross for his actions durign an early morning attack on an enemy airfield near Cambrai, France on June 2, 1917. Flyinga solo mission behind enemy lines, and against all odds, Bishopdestroyed seven aircrafts stationed at an enemy aerodrome. By the end of the first World War, Bishop had a score of 72 aces which made him the British Empire's second highest scoring ace.

During World War II, Bishop was assigned Air marshall with the Royal Canadian Air Force and assisted with recruiting. After several years of ill health, Bishop died on September 11, 1956 in Palm Beach, Florida and was laid to rest at Greenwood Cemetery in Owen Sound, Ontario.

Maréchal de l'Air William Avery Bishop

William « Bishop » est né le 8 février 1894 à Owen Sound, Ontario. Lorsque la Première Guerre mondiale éclata, Bishop était élève-officier au Collègemilitaire royal de kingston. Le 30 septembre 1914, il se joignit au 9th Mississauga Horse du Corps expéditionnaire canadien, passé par la suite au Royal Flying Corps, il allait y recevoir de nombreusesdécorations. Il fut le premier aviateur canadien à se voir décernerla Croix de Victoria, qu`il reçut pour les gestes qu`il posa au cours d'une attaque menée le 2 juin 1917 tôt le matin sur un terrain d'aviation ennemi, près de Cambrai, en France. Effectuant unemission en solitaire derrière les lignes ennemies alors que tout était contre lui, Bishop détruisit sept avions stationnés sur unaérodrome. À la fin de la Première Guerre mondiale, Bishop comptait 72 victoires répertoriées, arrivant au deuxième rang des as de l`Empire britannique.

Pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale, Bishop fut maréchal de l'air dans l`Aviation royale du Canada et contribua au recrutement. Il mourut le 11 septembre 1956 à palm Beach (Floride), après avoir lutté contre la maladie pendant plusieurs années. Il repose au cimetière Greenwood d'Owen Sound (Ontario).
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