In his autobiography, 'Bob Doe - Fighter Pilot' he recounts his struggles to become accepted into the world of flying - where the majority of young pilots came from University, cushioned by wealthy parents. Having eventually gained entry into the prestigious upper ranks, by sheer persistence and hard work, Bob had other struggles to contend with - not the least of those being the Battle of the Skies. He had
to face adversity in the form of horrific facial injuries received in a near-fatal air crash. Wing Commander Bob Doe, DSO, DFC and Bar, one of the top scoring pilots in the Battle of Britain, went on to become CO of a Royal Indian Air Force Squadron. He passed away in 2010. 228 x 155mm., pp. viii, 128, black & white plates. Hard cover in dust jacket. Contents, SIGNED by BOB DOE (Bob Doe Wg Cdr. DSO, DFC. 4-9-91) on front endpaper - no other inscriptions; dust jacket, small tear and light rubbing top left hand back corner. NEAR FINE.