Allan, Iris Constance Sommerville
Title Wop May, bush pilot
Book Condition Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket
Edition First Edition
Publisher Toronto Clarke Irwin 1966
Seller ID 15767
Dust jacket has some chipping and short tears head & tail of spine, some erasure top of front free end paper, previous owner's name at base. ; A tight solid book. White cloth covered boards with black art work matching DJ art. Illustrations by William Wheeler ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 170 pages; This is a light novelization of the life of Wilfrid 'Wop' May. "Born at Carberry, Manitoba on 20 March 1896, during the First World War he was the pilot pursued by the “Red Baron” when the German ace was killed. May shot down 13 German aircraft during the war, eluding the “Red Baron” in the process, and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross in 1918. He became one of Canada’s leading bush pilots in the post-war era, and received an Order of the British Empire in 1935. May helped set up the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan in 1939. He died near Provo, Utah on 21 June 1952, from injuries sustained in a rock-climbing accident."