|From the "Toronto Star" 20 September, 2011|
|Library and Archives Canada|
Lt. Colonel Barker was decorated 12 times, and was credited for over 50 airplanes shot down (probably this is low).
Distinguished Service Order (twice)
Military Cross (three times)
Mentioned in Despatches (three times)
Medaglia d’argento al valor militare (Italy — twice)
Croix de guerre (France)
During the week of 8 January 1999, the Canadian Federal Government designated William George Barker as a person of national historic significance.