Wing Commander Brendan (Paddy) Finucane DSO, DFC and 2 Bars

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Title: Wing Commander Brendan (Paddy) Finucane DSO, DFC and 2 Bars

Author: Burton, Doris E

Condition: Near Mint

Edition: 1st Edition

Publication Date: 1968

ISBN: 28

Cover: Soft Cover without Dust Jacket  - 29 pages

Comments: The biography of Wing Commander Brendan (Paddy) Finucane DSO, DFC and 2 Bars of the Royal Air Force (RAF).

Wing Commander Brendan Eamonn Fergus Finucane, DSO, DFC & Two Bars (16 October 1920 – 15 July 1942), known as Paddy Finucane amongst his colleagues, was a Second World War Royal Air Force (RAF) fighter pilot and flying ace—defined as an aviator credited with five or more enemy aircraft destroyed in aerial combat, and is also noted for being the youngest person ever given command of a fighter wing in the history of aerial combat.

Finucane was credited with 28 aerial victories, five probably destroyed, six shared destroyed, one shared probable victory, and eight damaged. Included in his total were 23 Messerschmitt Bf 109s, four Focke-Wulf Fw 190s and one Messerschmitt Bf 110.

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