Simon Atack has recreated an action flown by Pilot Officer Bob Doe during a fierce battle over the south coast, near the Isle of Wight on 18th August, 1940. Flying a Mk I Spitfire of No 234 Squadron, Boe Doe is seen bringing down an Me109 High over Southampton, one of 14 Victories he achieved during the Battle of Britain.
The third highest scoring fighter pilot of the battle, 20 year old Bob Doe was one of the few Aces to fly both Spitfires and Hurricanes during the battle. Simon captures the very essence of the most tumultuous of all aerial conflicts in his dramatic painting, August Victory, with Bob flying his trusted Spitfire, “D” for Doe.
Signed by the third highest scoring Ace of the Battle of Britain:
Wing Commander BOB DOE DSO, DFC* – 14 victories