Swedish volunteer (Finnish army) Sgt Karl Arthur Axén with dead members of a Russian Patrol.:

Swedish volunteer (Finnish army) Sgt Karl Arthur Axén with dead members of a Russian Patrol. Pin by Paolo Marzioli

Osmo Tapio Laakso(1916–2004)  Knight of the Mannerheim Cross #61. He fought in Winter War(1939-‘40) and Continuation War(1941-‘44) serving as artillery battery commander, but was a forward observer so he was part of the front line battles most of the war. He was awarded the mannerheim cross on May 19, 1942, for his heroic actions and great leadership. During the war he was also awarded the German Iron Cross 2nd class, and was promoted to Captain. The war ended for his part on ...

Osmo Tapio Knight of the Mannerheim Cross He fought in…

Swedish volunteer (Finnish army) Sgt Karl Arthur Axén with dead members of a Russian Patrol.

Swedish volunteer (Finnish army) Sgt Karl Arthur Axén with dead members of a Russian Patrol. Pin by Paolo Marzioli

Knight of the Mannerheim Cross, lieutenant Kaarlo Heikki Nykänen (1920-2011). Uhtua, 12 August 1943. SA-kuva 134936 He commanded a machine gun platoon 1941-42 and was then leader of 3rd Division’s long range patrol unit for most of the war. The unit’s main duties were constant patrolling and hindering of all kinds of enemy activities. Once, he captured hill positions from numerically superior enemy with his 40 men. Forty enemies died and only one of his men was killed and five ...

Knight of the Mannerheim Cross, lieutenant Kaarlo Heikki Nykänen (1920-2011). Uhtua, 12 August 1943. SA-kuva 134936 He commanded a machine gun platoon 1941-42 and was then leader of 3rd Division’s long range patrol unit for most of the war. The unit’s main duties were constant patrolling and hindering of all kinds of enemy activities. Once, he captured hill positions from numerically superior enemy with his 40 men. Forty enemies died and only one of his men was killed and five ...

Finnish Airforce fighter ace (32 victories) Kyösti “Kössi” Karhila (1921–2009) photographed infront of his Curtiss P-36 Hawk after his first kill in august 1941.  He flew the Curtiss Hawk in LeLv 32 until April 20, 1943, when he was moved to LeLv 34 along with some other aces, to fly the just arrived Messerschmitts. During the Continuation War (1941-1944) Karhila, scored 13 confirmed kills with the P-36 Hawk and 19 with Bf 109 G, flying 556 hours (304 missions) and also reached ...

Finnish Airforce fighter ace victories) Kyösti “Kössi” Karhila photographed infront of his Curtiss Hawk after his first kill in august

Estonian Volunteers in the Finnish Army.

A platoon of the Estonian Bn, Inf Regt, Finnish Army, defending the Mannerheim Line on the Karelian Isthmus as part of the Finnish Inf Div in October cf Plate They are wearing Hungarian helmets and Finnish field tunics - pin by Paolo Marzioli

Corporal Tore Lindgren from Stockholm. He served in Finnish Army from autumn of 1942 to September 1944.

Corporal Tore Lindgren from Stockholm. He served in Finnish Army from autumn of 1942 to September Pin by Paolo Marzioli

Swedish Volunteers being greeted by Finnish Officers.

Swedish Volunteers being greeted by Finnish Officers (probably Marshal Mannerheim on this photo), pin by Paolo Marzioli

5th company sniper, private Vähätörmä in one of his regular stalking positions in the attic of a hospital building at the sector of 2nd Battalion, 33rd IR, 6th Div. Poventsa (Povenets), May 18, 1944.

company sniper, private Vähätörmä in one of his regular stalking positions in the attic of a hospital building at the sector of Battalion, IR, Div. Poventsa (Povenets), May Pin by Paolo Marzioli

Mikko Pöllä (1916–1994) long range patrolman and Knight of the Mannerheim Cross #120.

Mikko Pöllä long range patrolman and Knight of the Mannerheim Cross, pin by Paolo Marzioli

Two finnish soldiers in Taipale during the Winter War. Note the man on left has a captured AVS 36 Automatic rifle

Two finnish soldiers in Taipale during the Winter War. Note the man on left has a captured AVS 36 Automatic rifle - pin by Paolo Marzioli

Finnish Troops during WW2.

A Brief History of Finland in WWII Winter War The Finnish Army first came to world attention in 1939 in the famous Winter Wa

Heimo Lampi (1920–1998) 13.5 kills When the Continuation War begun, Lampi was young sergeant just graduated from the Air Force Academy. His first aerial battle occurred at the first day of the war, on June 25, 1941. His squadron LeLv 24 was alerted to intercept a bomber squadron approaching city of Heinola. Lampi was one of the first pilots to take off and downed 2 bombers and shared one kill with SSgt.Kinnunen. They were first pilots to score kills with the Brewsters. Lampi served the whole…

Heimo Lampi (1920–1998) 13.5 kills When the Continuation War begun, Lampi was young sergeant just graduated from the Air Force Academy. His first aerial battle occurred at the first day of the war, on June 25, 1941. His squadron LeLv 24 was alerted to intercept a bomber squadron approaching city of Heinola. Lampi was one of the first pilots to take off and downed 2 bombers and shared one kill with SSgt.Kinnunen. They were first pilots to score kills with the Brewsters. Lampi served the whole…

Foreign Volunteers in the Finnish Army during the Winter War.  I’m trying to guess which person is from which country XD

Foreign Volunteers in the Finnish Army during the Winter War. I& trying to guess which person is from which country XD

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