Wings of a Hero: Canadian Pioneer Flying Ace Wilfrid

Wings of a Hero: Canadian Pioneer Flying Ace Wilfrid "Wop" May

by Sheila Reid, Shelia Reid

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Overview

Wop May? Does this name sound familiar? Well, it should.

The man in question is Wilfrid "Wop" May - noted on the record as the pilot who led the famous Red Baron on his last merry chase before Roy Brown shot him down, and probably less well known for his pioneering flights into the Canadian hinterland.

His exploits ranged from delivering medical supplies and mail into the far North during the 1920s and 30s, to his aerial reconnaissance in the hunt for the "Mad Trapper". Later during the Second World War, May was the Head of Observer School No.2, training fighter pilots and navigators. He is also credited with opening up the Canadian North to air transport and was for many years the Superintendent for Canadian Airways, and later Director of Northern Development for Canadian Pacific Airways.

REVIEWS

“…fascinating in its dedication to detail… May’s pilot log is included…and worth the purchase price all by itself.”
Aerodome Magazine, Summer 2007

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781551250342
Publisher: Vanwell Publishing, Limited
Publication date: 11/01/2006
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 8.52(w) x 10.98(h) x 0.26(d)

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