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George E H Fincham (1890-1916)
This is the second in an occasional series to commemorate the centenary of the deaths of a number of World War I pilots whose pictures are missing from the Royal Aero Club’s records. George Edmund Heygate Fincham was born on 29 May 1890 in Guernsey. He qualified as a pilot at Brooklands on 24 May 1915. On 9 March 1916 – 100 years ago today – while flying with 6 Squadron RFC, both he and his observer were killed an action, when he was forced to crash-land after aerial combat. Do you recognise his name? Can you help track down his photograph? Family photographs? Squadron records? Local newspaper reports? Any help you can offer will be very gratefully received. If you can provide a copy of his photograph, or if you have any ideas about where may be a good place to look, please “Contact Us” through this web-site, with “The RAeC Collection – albums, archives” in the Subject line of your Email.