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Wings over Dorset. Aviation's Story in the South. [Second Edition, revised and extended]. SIGNED BY WING COMMANDER BOB DOE


Editorial: Dorset Publishing Company, Wincanton Press, Wincanton, [1989], 1989
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Folio, Second and Best Edition, with very numerous photographs and maps (many full-page) in the text; cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. SIGNED ON FRONT FREE ENDPAPER BY WING COMMANDER BOB DOE, DSO, DFC AND BAR, WHOSE PHOTOGRAPH AND STORY APPEAR ON PP. 159-160. comprehensive, detailed and very well illustrated standard reference. First published in 1983, this edition is considerably revised and extended. Wing Commander Bob Doe was an outstanding fighter pilot in the Battle of Britain. In August 1940 he was posted to 234 Squadron flying Spitfires from Leaconfield. On August 15th he shot down two Bf110s, on the 16th a Bf109 and a probable Do18, on the 18th a Bf109 destroyed and another damaged, on the 21st a share in a Ju88 and on the 26th another Bf109. His successes mounted during September; on the 4th he shot down three Bf109s, on the 5th another Bf109, on the 6th yet another Bf109 with three Do17s damaged, and on the 7th a He111. On the 27th he was posted to 238 Squadron flying Hurricanes from Middle Wallop where his first victory was a He111 on the 30th. His record continued in October with a BF109 on the 1st and a Ju88 on the 7th. These were his final kills, however, for on the 10th in combat in Bf109s his aircraft was hit, badly damaged and eventually crashed in a quarry near Corfe Castle. Doe managed to bale out over Brownsea Island where he came to earth in a sewage pit. He was taken to Poole hospital where he remained until he rejoined his squadron in December. During 1941 he was Flight Commander of 66 Squadron, served briefly with 130 Squadron and then as an instructor with 57 OTU. In 1943 he attended Fighter Leaders School at Millfield before serving with 118 and 613 Squadrons. In October 1943 he was posted to Burma and in December was tasked with forming 10 (Indian Air Force) Squadron, commanding it throughout the Burma campaign. In April 1945 he joined the Army Staff College in Quetta and later the Planning Staff at Delhi. In addition to his British decorations Doe was awarded the Indian DSO, one of only two British servicemen to be so honoured. In September 1966 he returned to the UK and finally retired from the RAF in 1966 as Wing Commander. Scarce in any edition. N° de ref. de la librería 12074

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Título: Wings over Dorset. Aviation's Story in the ...

Editorial: Dorset Publishing Company, Wincanton Press, Wincanton, [1989]

Año de publicación: 1989

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Dust Jacket Included

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)

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