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The Pilots of 41 Squadron RAF, 1939-1945

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Re: Squadron Leader Donald Finlay

I have just finished the biographical text to a book on the German fighter ace Hans-Ekkehard Bob. I wrote it in cooperation with Mr. Bob, who is still going strong - he even flies - and it will be published later this year.

Due to my research, it was Hans-Ekkehard Bob who shot down Squadron Leader Finlay on 9 October 1940. Bob was the only German pilot who claimed a Spitfire in that combat. I would appreciate if you contacted me. If you are interested, I can forward a contact to Mr. Bob.

All best,

Christer Bergström

Location: Sweden

Re: Squadron Leader Donald Finlay

SAM FINLAY.A pleasure to meet you----you bear a very famous name!For the last 60 years I have had a wish to know about the postwar Donald Finlay.A first
computer at Xmas has provided a medium for such knowledge and for me to .perhaps,add a new and important insight to what you already know.Iserved under your great uncle in the R.A.F. during the war in Burma so I will subject my ancient memory to severe examination and hope that i can provide you with information which will enable you to fill the gaps.This could take some time to put together but I will be in touch as soon as possible.
I have no inforation about 41 sqadron but if I dont mention it and the system deems my information irreleventit will accordingto the warning reject the message.

Good Luck on your project


Location: Leamington Spa

Re: Squadron Leader Donald Finlay


If I am not mistaken you are refering to my grandfather. His daughter Mandy is my mother. He had two other children as well, Penny and Lisa.

Does this sound correct to you?


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