Bomb Finney North Africa photographs album 1

 These photographs originate from the private albums of ww2 SAAF fighter pilot Stewart “Bomb” Finney. It was kindly made available by him. I scanned and placed the photographs on this web site in order to share these gems to enthusiasts and the wider public. Please respect the copy rights of these photographs and contact me to obtain the necessary permission if you want to duplicate some of this material in other web sites or printed matter.

Thanks

Tinus le Roux

Jan 2012


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1) Accident at El Hasseiat 4 Dec 1942. Note red painted wing tip (top pic) as was granted practice of SAAF 1 sqdn until the end of the war.

 

2) Sevaas Viljoen, Bomb Finney, Colin Sinclair,  F/Lt Alan R Boyle RAF (thanks to his son David for info), 73 OTU

 3) Colin Sinclair, Servaas Viljoen,  Alan Boyle RAF, Bomb Finney, Instructors, 73 OTU 1943


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5)  L to R: Ginger Baker, Colin Sinclair, Barry Haynes, Ernie (Pops) Jory, George O'Farrell, Harry Gaynor, Les Marshall. All with brand new outfit!


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7) Captured 109, Derna

 

8)  Captured Bf-109 Jan 1942


9) Captured and repaired Bf 109 being test flown by Bennie Osler Jan 1942

 

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14) Jan Vis Salmon


15) Crashed aircraft of Fred Schofield due to engine cut:  El Gamil  18 May 1942

 

16) Crashed aircraft of Fred Schofield due to engine cut:  El Gamil  18 May 1942

 

17) Crashed aircraft of Fred Schofield due to engine cut:  El Gamil  18 May 1942

 

 18) Crashed aircraft of Fred Schofield due to engine cut:  El Gamil  18 May 1942. On the  left: Captain Metelerkamp, later to become 1 sqdn OC and later KIA.


19)  Tiger moth crashed by Eddie Thrash, Port Said


20)  Tiger moth crashed by Eddie Thrash, Port Said

 

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23)  Seccombe in his Hurricane: Note 4 x swastika kill marks painted


24)   Bomb calls this man the "duck egg green merchant"


25)  Pilots and ground staff chat after a fight.


26) Flying boots

 

27) Lysander recce plane

 

  28) Roger Simmonds(RAF seconded) and Johnny Johnson (air defence officer)


 29) Philips, Johnson, Bomb, Bruce Rose-Christie  Tel-Aviv 1942


30) Gaynor's plane, note 20mm canon

 

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  33) Hurricane iic with 20mm canon. Note only 1 canon on each side


34) Bomb in this Hurricane

 

 35) Scramble buzzer device at the ops tent. This sound was disliked by the pilots and they disabled it.


36) Scramble

 

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 39)  Ray Connell's A/C being hit.


40)  Bomb's plane being badly hit but flown by Jan Vis Salmon


41)  Bomb's plane being badly hit but flown by Jan Vis Salmon


42) Boarding a Loadstar.

 

43) On landing the Loadstar made an emergency belly landing, UC did not get out. Bomb and other passengers braced against bulkhead.

 

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48)  Servaas Viljoen's Hurricane nose artwork

 

49)   J H Gaynor's Hurricane nose artwork


50)  Bomb Finney's Hurricane nose artwork


51)  R B Peel's Hurricane nose artwork


52)   Tom Phillips. Note 1 SAAF painted on door


53)   Bomb, Johnson (sqdn defence officer) and Phillips

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