WW2 Veteran Frank Finch OAM
Posted on: Mon 8 Aug 2022
Today as we approach the 77th anniversary of Japan’s unconditional surrender to the Allies in 1945 thus ending the horrors of WW2, we reach into our archives and bring listeners Daniel O’Brien OAM’s interview with Frank Finch OAM. Sadly, Frank passed away the year after this interview was done, and he is still greatly missed.
Frank’s story is full of insights to an amazingly interesting career spanning 45 years and thousands of sea miles, beginning at age 14 in 1941 when he first signed up with the Merchant Navy and then with the US Army Small Ships.
Photo: Frank Finch Aged 16, and Frank Finch 2019 aged 92 Photo on the right by Victor Pickel Photography and used with permission