Collection Research

Billy Bishop Home: Museum, Archives & National Historic Site has a wealth of research information on aviation history. We have over 1,200 titles on our shelves covering aviation, WW I & WW II, biographies, art, and literature.

Located in the Museum itself, our reference library is open, by appointment only, to researchers, students and others interested in aviation history.
Please make an appointment to use our Research Room by calling (519) 371-0031, or by downloading the Research Request Form (PDF 11 kb - open in new window) and sending it to us by fax, mail or email.

ALL RESEARCH REQUESTS MUST ALSO BE ACCOMPANIED BY A COMPLETED COPY OF OUR "RESEARCH REQUEST" FORM.
Materials are for on-site research only and may not be taken off the premises.
Sorry, no inter-library loan is available.
Below is a list of books pertaining to or with references to Billy Bishop.

Our Reference Library has many other books dealing with the history of aviation.
 ▪ Winged Warfare by Billy Bishop Republished by McGraw-Hill Ryerson Limited, Toronto Ontario, 1990 ISBN 0-07-551024-3
 ▪ Winged Peace by Billy Bishop Republished by McGraw-Hill Ryerson Limited, Toronto Ontario, 1990 ISBN 0-07-551025-1
 ▪ Billy Bishop, VC by W.D. Mathieson Fitzhenry & Whiteside Limited, Markham, Ontario, 1989 ISBN 0-88902-685-8 (available for purchase in the museum shop, $10.00)
 ▪ Billy Bishop, Canadian Hero by Dan McCaffery, James Lorimer & Company, Toronto, Ontario 1988 ISBN 1-55028-095-3
 ▪ William Avery "Billy" Bishop by David Baker (from Famous Flyers series) Outline Press (Book Publishers) Limited, London England ISBN 1.871547.07.5
 ▪ The Courage of the Early Morning by William Arthur Bishop (Billy's son) McClelland & Stewart Limited, Toronto Ontario, 1965
 ▪ Courage in the Air by Arthur Bishop (Billy's son) McGraw-Hill Ryerson Limited, Whitby, Ontario, 1992 ISBN 0-07-552619-0
 ▪ Our Bravest and Our Best, The stories of Canada's Victoria Cross Winners by William Arthur Bishop (Billy's son) McGraw-Hill Ryerson Limited, Whitby, Ontario, 1995 ISBN 0-07-551376-5
 ▪ Canada's Fighting Airmen by Lieut.-Colonel George A. Drew MacLean Publishing Company, Toronto, Ontario, 1930
 ▪ Canada's Fighting Pilots by Edmund Cosgrove Clarke, Irwin & Company, Toronto, 1965
 ▪ Wings for Victory by Spencer Dunmore
 ▪ The Ghost Air War by Aaron Normau
 ▪ Fighter Exploits by Edward H. Sims
 ▪ The Epic of Flight Knights of the Air by Ezra Bowen
 ▪ Knights of The Air by David Bashow