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.
- Paperback: 128 pages
- Publisher: Vanwell Publishing Ltd. (October 1, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1551250349
- ISBN-13: 978-1551250342
- Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.5 x 0.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces