Bomb Finney North Africa photographs album 2

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) In Rhodesia training unit.

 

2)  On leave after getting his wings.


3) on leave

 

4) Air Mech Powell, pilot Billy Herbert (KIA),  Woodie (civvie Rolls Royce engine specialist)

 

5) Bomb with Erk, note single 20mm canon at each wing.

 

6) 73 OTU 1943

 

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 9) Bomb in "African Mirror" newsreels. Bombs mother identified him in the newsreel at the cinema while he was up north and cinema staff cut a few frames for her on request. She then developed it to these prints.  African Mirror reel AM163 please see if you can find it, not at film archive in Pretoria.


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15) 1941 71OTU, Bomb sitting 2nd from right. Tom Philips standing in middle.

 

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18) 2nd captured 109 Nov-Dec 1942, finally crashed by Peter Metelerkamp

 

19)  Mello Macrobert, Jerks Mclean, Billy Herbert, Moon Collingwood, Bomb Finney

 

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23) Bomb with his Hurricane

 

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25) 1sqdn  Spitfire, 

 

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28) See red painted wing  tips and red spinner, custom of 1 sqdn. 


29) Macchi MC-202


30) 1942, leave in Palestine. Tom Philips, Johnnie  , Bruce Rose-Christie (Junior)

 

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33) Bomb flying Nov-Dec 1942, just after 1 sqdn received their Spit V's.

 

34) 73 OTU aircraft 1943

 

35) Squadron on the move, OC's car in front.

 

36) Red Connor, Ginger Baker

 

37) Derek Ward, OC RAF 73 sqdn, Bomb was with this sqdn for 2 weeks, Ward later KIA.

 

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40) Suez

 

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42) Hurricane

 

43) Gerry ?, Tim ?, Willie Powell?, Eric Robinson?, Bomb, Johnnie ?

 

44) Squadron taking off

 

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