Finnish Forces - One eyed warrior
Second Lieutenant Toivo Korte (1911-1965) at Kiestinki area, 6 September 1942. This man was called to service and fought in all 3 wars of Finland during WWII, despite the fact that his other eye was completely blinded in an accident. He somewhat proved his value already during the Winter War by taking out 5 tanks with Molotov cocktails at Mannerheim Line. He later became famed platoon leader and was awarded the Mannerheim Cross 8 September 1942 after he had completed 131 missions behind…
Veikko Saarelainen (1919-1968) Knight of the Mannerheim Cross No.37, awarded to him for his action at Salmi on 27.7.1941: Saarelainen was riding on a truck along a road when they came to crossroads and ran into enemy trucks. He was first to react, quickly jumped off the truck, set up his machine gun in the middle of the open road and destroyed six trucks. A column of fourteen enemy trucks full of soldiers approached. Most of the enemy fell to his machine gun and the trucks were destroyed.
MM-hiihdoissa 1934 pronssia voittanut Olli Remes oli kymmenes Mannerheim-ristin ritari. Peloton Remes valtasi bunkkereita pakottaen viholliset antautumaan. Uudenvuodenaattona 1942 kapteeni Remes nosti päänsä taisteluhaudasta viimeisen kerran.
Eversti Snellmanin tarkastusmatka. Kuvassa eversti Snellmann, majuri Väänänen, luutnantti Aulanko ja luutnantti Nuutilainen sekä kersantti. Syväri, Voimalaitoksen lohko toukokuussa 1943. Syväri, voimalaitoksen lohko SA-kuva