Paddy Finucane

Fighter Ace Paddy Finucane became a legend in his own lifetime and widely publicized in the press.

Paddy Finucane

Paddy Finucane

Fighter Ace Paddy Finucane became a legend in his own lifetime and widely publicized in the press. Joining the RAF in 1938, Finucane made a poor start to his flying career and was not operational until the Battle of Britain when every pilot was needed. Posted to 65 Squadron for the Battle of Britain, he went on to become a flight commander with 452 Squadron, the first Australian squadron in Britain. His leadership qualities quickly became apparent and it was with them that he scored his most spectacular successes in the circus sweeps on the French coast. Modest by nature he was upset by the constant references to himself as 'Bader's successor' but the spotlight never left him. In January 1942 he became squadron commander of the 602 Squadron and was promptly promoted to Wing Commander Flying, Hornchurch. Finucane established an outstanding reputation for tactics and flying skill having eventually destroyed 32 enemy aircraft before ditching in the Channel in July 1942 and disappearing. With the full co-operation of the Finucane family, the myth of a wild fighting Irishman can at last be eliminated to reveal a thoughtful, highly disciplined and respected individual, a man born to lead.

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Paddy Finucane
Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: Doug Stokes
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-05-30 - Publisher: Crecy Pub

Fighter Ace Paddy Finucane became a legend in his own lifetime and widely publicized in the press. Joining the RAF in 1938, Finucane made a poor start to his flying career and was not operational until the Battle of Britain when every pilot was needed. Posted to 65 Squadron for
Wing Commander Paddy Finucane (Brendan Finucane) R.A.F., D.S.O., D.F.C.
Language: en
Pages: 39
Authors: James Reynolds
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-04-03 - Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

This book was first published in 1942 as a tribute to Irish-born RAF fighter pilot and flying ace, Brendan Finucane (1920-1942), who died fighting for Britain during World War II. Known amongst his colleagues as “Paddy,” Finucane was credited with 28 aerial victories—five probably destroyed, six shared destroyed, one shared
Travellers Accommodation
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Paddy Finucane
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003 - Publisher:

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What Churchill Would Do
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Stuart Finlay
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-08-23 - Publisher: Manor Publishing

This book took 4 years of research and details how Churchill managed WW2 and how the skills, experience and talent he used to carve out a victory in the face of overwhelming odds can be applied to modern business. 80% History and 20% lessons learned, make for an entertaining read
Paddy Finucane and the Legend of the Kenley Wing
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Anthony Cooper
Categories: R.A.F. Kenley (England)
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-05-19 - Publisher:

A year after the start of the Battle of Britain, from the late summer of 1941 the Kenley Wing was one of the six Allied fighter wings taking the war to the Luftwaffe in the RAF s cross-channel air offensive over France. Comprised of three Spitfire fighter squadrons, the Australian

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