The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #68888 Message #1165853
Posted By: Sandy Mc Lean
20-Apr-04 - 05:11 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Capture of Albert Johnson (Wilf Carter)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: the mad trapper of rat river
Constable King survived. By a miracle the bullet in his chest did not strike any vital organs or arteries. Constable Millen was not so fortunate.
They never did get a positive ID on Johnson. They fingerprinted his corpse before he was buried, but he was frozen solid so they were too messed up to be of help.
The pilot, Wop May's life story would make an excellent movie , even without the Mad Trapper story. He was a first World War Ace, and he was
part of the dogfight that killed the Red Baron. He survived the war to become the first bush pilot.
I have a song about May that I will post when I get it scanned.