American born, winner of the D.F.C., and author of Taily Ho, Yankee in a Spitfire by a fluke joined a Squadron for overseas duty which turned out to be Singapore. After the island was attacked, the squadron, save for five pilots of whom he was one, moved on to Sumatra. He reports sporadic air action during the days of invasion, then the evacuation and abandonment of the city when Donahue joined his Squadron at Palembang, Sumatra, found them short on planes, missing many pilots and finally deprived even of an airdrome when parachutists captured it while the pilots were out on patrol. Donahue was wounded in an attack on a Japanese landing force, sent up to a hospital in Batavia, and finally home on a hospital ship. One man's story, clean cut, out nothing outstanding in these days of much competition.