The Canadian Press

2011-09-22 | Flying Ace Monument

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First World War flying ace William Barker finally got his due. The most decorated war hero in Canadian and British history received a monument on September 22nd, 81 years after his death. The monument was unveiled at Toronto's Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Barker biographer Wayne Ralph spoke about Barker's legacy. (Barker downed 50 enemy aircraft and received the Victoria Cross after being shot three times when he found himself alone in a dogfight against 15 German planes. Since his death in 1930, Barker's remains had been in his wife's family's crypt with the name Smith on the door and only a small marker indicating where Barker was.)

Date: 2011-09-22
Placeline: TORONTO, Ontario.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 24 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << and so he is the most decorated war hero off the Great War from Canada which and he is also the most decorated a British Empire soldier from that war and that makes him the most decorated Canadian war hero in Canadian military history no other individual has surpassed his record >>