Remembering a Legendary Flying Ace
A HERO TO ME follows a granddaughter’s journey as she explores the remarkable story of her family’s place in Canada’s war history. Her name is Diana Bishop. Her father is Arthur Bishop: Spitfire Pilot and noted war chronicler. Her grandfather was First World War flying ace Billy Bishop.
Diana, a television broadcaster and journalist, sets out to retrace her famous grandfather’s life and confront the controversy that has tainted his war record and dogged his memory for decades. Billy Bishop was the most decorated Allied fighter pilot in the First World War. A few have made the claim that he may have faked his famous solo attack on a German airfield – a raid that earned him the Victoria Cross.
This film marks the first time Billy Bishop’s family has spoken up and told the story of the man THEY knew.