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Fighter pilot: the life of Battle of Britain ace Bob Doe

Fighter pilot: the life of Battle of Britain ace Bob Doe

Doe, Helen, author

In June 1940, at the age of twenty, Bob Doe believed himself to be the worst pilot in his squadron. Just three months later he was a highly decorated hero of the Battle of Britain. This is the story of the pilot who, in his own estimation, was not promising material for a fighter pilot. He left school at fourteen and had none of the qualifications or background of his fellow officers. But he found his place in the Battle of Britain, shooting down fourteen enemy aircraft and sharing in two others (he was the third highest-scoring pilot of the battle). He was unusual in achieving these victories in both Spitfires and Hurricanes. This biography, written by his daughter, a noted professional historian, tells the story of Bob's remarkable career as a fighter pilot

Hardback, Book. English.
Published Stroud: Amberley, 2015
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Details

Statement of responsibility: Helen Doe
ISBN: 1445646110, 9781445646114
Physical Description: 288 pages ; 25 cm
Subject: Britain, Battle of, Great Britain, 1940.; Fighter pilots Great Britain Biography.; World War, 1939-1945 Aerial operations, British.; Biography.; Doe, Bob, 1920-2010.