18.10.1943 No. 602 Squadron Spitfire LF.IX MH730 P/O. Finnie
Date: 18th October 1943
Unit: No. 602 Squadron (motto: Cave leonem cruciatum - 'Beware the crossed lion')
Type: Spitfire LF.IX
Base: RAF Newchurch, Kent
Location: Berck, Northern France
Pilot: P/O. Alister McKenzie Finnie Aus/401781 RAAF Age 21. Missing - believed killed
REASON FOR LOSS:
Very few details have been established on his loss.
Some reports state that he came down in the English Channel off Berck, others that he came down off Cap Gris Nez.
We are open to any further information and credits placed.
P/O. Alister McKenzie Finnie. Runnymede Memorial. Panel 191. Born on the 03rd February 1922 at Brighton, the son of Charles Augustus and Helen Bannerman Finnie, of 333 Kilda Street, Brighton, Victoria, Australia. A bank official working at the Commonwealth Savings Bank of Australia prior to service. Enlisted on the 29th March 1941 at Melbourne. Joined 602 Squadron from 61 Operational Training Unit on the 25th May 1943. Having trained on the Harvard and Yale Aircraft.
Researched for relatives of this pilot. For further details our thanks to the Australian Archives and to the following sources shown below.