I was at a second hand book store yesterday and picked up two books. First was 'RICHTOFEN- A True History of the Red Baron' by Burroughs (1969) & 'Great Battles of World War One: In The Air' compiled by Platt (1966).
Al, you will love what the opening line about Bishop is as written by A. Roy Brown
(credited with killing MvR). He wrote: "THE greatest living, fighting airman is Billy Bishop
- Lieutenant Colonel William Avery Bishop, V.C., the Canadian ace - with his record of having bagged , officially, seventy-two German planes."
That's what a contemporary had to say of him, now you can feel vindicated.