Knights of the Mannerheim Cross

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Baron Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim (4 June 1867 – 27 January 1951)   One of the  greatest political military leaders of the 20th century. With utmost political diplomacy coupled with military shewdness he was almost single handledly responsible for ensuring freedom and independence for Finland not just at one time but three times! ***  Mannerheim's birthday, 4 June, is celebrated as the Flag Day of the Finnish Defence Forces. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Gustaf_Emil_Mannerheim

Baron Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim (4 June 1867 – 27 January 1951) One of the greatest political military leaders of the 20th century. With utmost political diplomacy coupled with military shewdness he was almost single handledly responsible for ensuring freedom and independence for Finland not just at one time but three times! *** Mannerheim's birthday, 4 June, is celebrated as the Flag Day of the Finnish Defence Forces. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Gustaf_Emil_Mannerheim

Captain Eero Kivelä (1908-1992), Knight of the Mannerheim Cross No.9. He was awarded the Mannerheim Cross (2nd class) on September 8, 1941, for showing great personal courage under fire, and for repelling enemy attack with counter-attack, during which he destroyed nine tanks with his men. During the wars he received Cross of Liberty 3rd class twice (second with Oak Leaves), and Cross of Liberty 4th class.

Captain Eero Kivelä (1908-1992), Knight of the Mannerheim Cross No.9. He was awarded the Mannerheim Cross (2nd class) on September 8, 1941, for showing great personal courage under fire, and for repelling enemy attack with counter-attack, during which he destroyed nine tanks with his men. During the wars he received Cross of Liberty 3rd class twice (second with Oak Leaves), and Cross of Liberty 4th class.

Second Lieutenant Toivo Korte (1911-1965)  Mannerheim Cross 8 September 1942 after he had completed 131 missions behind enemy lines with his trusted jaeger platoon.

Second Lieutenant Toivo Korte (1911-1965) Mannerheim Cross 8 September 1942 after he had completed 131 missions behind enemy lines with his trusted jaeger platoon.

Paavo Suoranta (1917-2002) Knight of the Mannerheim Cross #88. Continuation War

Paavo Suoranta (1917-2002) Knight of the Mannerheim Cross #88. Continuation War

Hans Hasse Wind (1919-1995), Knight of the Mannerheim Cross No. 116. Served in No. 24 Squadron of Finnish Air Force in 1941-1944, scoring 72 victories and 6 shared victories, in 302 sorties. In ground attack sorties he destroyd atleast 2 trains.  He downed 30 aircraft within 12 days in June 1944. Hans Wind is one of the four people awarded with Mannerheim Cross 2nd class twice.

Hans Hasse Wind (1919-1995), Knight of the Mannerheim Cross No. 116. Served in No. 24 Squadron of Finnish Air Force in 1941-1944, scoring 72 victories and 6 shared victories, in 302 sorties. In ground attack sorties he destroyd atleast 2 trains. He downed 30 aircraft within 12 days in June 1944. Hans Wind is one of the four people awarded with Mannerheim Cross 2nd class twice.

Hans Olof von Essen (1900-1973) Knight of the Mannerheim Cross No.30. Started his military career in the Finnish Civil War of 1918 and served most of his career in cavalry. Commanded 8th Division's 26th Infantry Regiment on the Karelian Isthmus during the Winter War. In Continuation War he commanded the Nyland Dragoon Regiment in offensive from Ladoga Karelia to Olonets, and later in defensive battles on the Karelian Isthmus and Ilomantsi. He was awarded the Mannerheim Cross on 22.10.1941.

Hans Olof von Essen (1900-1973) Knight of the Mannerheim Cross No.30. Started his military career in the Finnish Civil War of 1918 and served most of his career in cavalry. Commanded 8th Division's 26th Infantry Regiment on the Karelian Isthmus during the Winter War. In Continuation War he commanded the Nyland Dragoon Regiment in offensive from Ladoga Karelia to Olonets, and later in defensive battles on the Karelian Isthmus and Ilomantsi. He was awarded the Mannerheim Cross on 22.10.1941.

Reserve lieutenant Carl-Birger Kvikant (1912-1944), Knight of the Mannerheim Cross No. 132. He volunteered for the newly formed assault gun battalion in 1943 & led a company of StuG III assault guns in combat in 1944. At Kuuterselkä on June 14-15, his company destroyed 13 tanks, 3 assault guns and some 15 anti-tank guns. The Mannerheim Cross was awarded to him posthumously June 25, 1944. He had already earned the Cross of Liberty 4th class, and Cross of Liberty 4th class with Oak Leaves.

Reserve lieutenant Carl-Birger Kvikant (1912-1944), Knight of the Mannerheim Cross No. 132. He volunteered for the newly formed assault gun battalion in 1943 & led a company of StuG III assault guns in combat in 1944. At Kuuterselkä on June 14-15, his company destroyed 13 tanks, 3 assault guns and some 15 anti-tank guns. The Mannerheim Cross was awarded to him posthumously June 25, 1944. He had already earned the Cross of Liberty 4th class, and Cross of Liberty 4th class with Oak Leaves.

Mikko Pöllä (1916–1994) long range patrolman and Knight of the Mannerheim Cross, pin by Paolo Marzioli

Mikko Pöllä (1916–1994) long range patrolman and Knight of the Mannerheim Cross, pin by Paolo Marzioli

Knight of the Mannerheim Cross, Lieutenant Kullervo Leskinen. Uhtua,12.8.43.

Knight of the Mannerheim Cross, Lieutenant Kullervo Leskinen. Uhtua,12.8.43.

Luutnantti Hans Wind, Mannerheimristin ritari, kuuluisa hävittäjälentäjämme, joka on ampunut alas 33 1/2 viholliskonetta. Suulajärvi 1943.08.26

Luutnantti Hans Wind, Mannerheimristin ritari, kuuluisa hävittäjälentäjämme, joka on ampunut alas 33 1/2 viholliskonetta. Suulajärvi 1943.08.26

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