World: Paddy Down

Londoners sometimes see him on his infrequent play nights, striding through the restaurants and bars with an air of careless majesty. There, the onlooker instantly knows, is somebody. He is somebody: Brendan ("Paddy") Finucane, Irish leader of Australia's famous No. 452 Fighter Squadron.

To 21-year-old Squadron Leader Finucane's credit, up to last week, were 25 German planes shot down, scores of fighter-bomber attacks on Nazi shipping in the Channel and on Nazi targets in Occupied France. He had won the Distinguished

Service Order and the Distinguished Flying Cross with two bars (one bar...

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