World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF EUROPE: Spitfire

He was born into a warring generation, and at 21 he sat in the cockpit of a fighter over the coast of France. Behind his Spitfire, with the green shamrock on its side, thundered the other ships in the command of the R.A.F.'s youngest Wing Commander (lieutenant colonel), the R.A.F.'s leading ace (32 planes): Brendan Finucane.

Paddy Finucane was on his last sweep. As he led his wing low over German installations on the French beach, his second-in-command saw something Paddy Finucane did not see: a small machine-gun post perched about 20...

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