Fighter Pilot: The Life of Battle of Britain Ace Bob Doe

Fighter Pilot: The Life of Battle of Britain Ace Bob Doe  by Helen DoeBook-FighterPilot

Fighter Pilot: The Life of Battle of Britain Ace Bob Doe

Published by Amberley Books, hardback, 288 pages, 70 photos, £25

The  book tells story of Wg Cdr Bob Doe’s RAF career. From humble beginnings he joined the RAFVR  in 1938 and then became fighter pilot. But it was not that easy and his success in the Battle of Britain was against the odds as he thought he was the worst pilot in the squadron.  

Unusually he flew both Spitfires and Hurricanes during the Battle. He was shot down once and in January 1941 had a major accident but was back in the air a few months later. He then went on to lead a very successful  Indian Air Force squadron against the Japanese in Burma.

The book is written by his daughter who was motivated to write it after his death in 2010. She wanted to find out more about him and the many men with whom he served, especially those who did not return. The book has a detailed index, bibliography and full references to the sources.

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