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03/11/1894 Flying ace William George Barker is born


Charles Adler William Barker VC


Honours for Flying Ace: William Barker


The Hero's Hero - The Forgotten Life of William Barker

William George "Billy" Barker was a Canadian First World War fighter ace and Victoria Cross recipient. He is the most decorated serviceman in the history of Canada. Barker fell in love with aviation after watching pioneer aviators flying Curtiss and Wright Flyer aircraft at farm exhibitions between 1910 and 1914.
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