Flight Lieutenant Hart Finley

This was in Walter Neil Dove’s photo album.

Walter Neil Dove collection

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Hart Finley did his elementary training in Windsor Mills.

Hart did his elementary flying training on the Fleet Finch at Number 4 Elementary Flying Training School at Windsor Mills, near the city of Sherbrooke in the Eastern Townships of Québec.

It was there that Finley actually flew the very same Finch that we now own – RCAF Serial 4462. It appears in his log book several times.

Finley became a BCATP instructor at Summerside, PEI as well as at No. 2 SFTS here in Ottawa. He went on to fly Typhoons at his Operational Training Unit in England, but transferred to Spitfires and 403 Squadron RCAF. He eventually commanded 443 Squadron. He was shot down once and managed to evade capture.

Source: http://www.vintagewings.ca/VintageNews/Stories/tabid/116/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/320/language/en-CA/In-His-Name.aspx

Hart Finley is also in this picture… on this site.

This is most probably the same FW-190 where Gil Gillis is sitting.

Walter Neil Dove collection

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