Book - War hero lied about record

Wednesday, April 17, 2002

The Associated Press

OTTAWA -- One of Canada's greatest war heroes lied about his war record, according to a new book.

Billy Bishop, a World War I pilot, is credited with 72 air victories.

In his book out in June -- "The Making of Billy Bishop" -- Canadian historian Brereton Greenhous said Bishop's superiors exaggerated his air victories, but then Bishop realized he could get get away with lying and continued to do so.

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