FINNISH ME109 G-2 fighter at Helsinki Malmi airport in June 1943.

Finnish Messerschmitt Me 109 fighter at Helsinki Malmi airport in June

Finnish pilot Jorma Karhunen from his fighter Brewster B-239 at the airport Suulayarvi

Finnish pilot Captain Jorma Karhunen commander of the Squadron in its US-made fighter Brewster on-board code 'Orange During the period of Soviet-Finnish and the Great Patriotic War, won 31 aerial victory. He was awarded the Mannerheim Cross class.

The Finnish Blenheims flew 423 missions during the Winter War, and close to 3,000 missions during the Continuation War and Lapland War. Blenheim machine-gunners also shot down eight Soviet aircraft. Thirty-seven Blenheims were lost in combat during the wars.

The Finnish Blenheims flew 423 missions during the Winter War, and close to missions during the Continuation War and Lapland War. Blenheim machine-gunners also shot down eight Soviet aircraft.

During the Continuation War (1941–44) the Finnish State Aircraft Factory (Valtion Lentokonetehdas, VL) also built some 50 D.XXIs with the Swedish-built Pratt & Whitney R-1535 Twin Wasp Junior as the Bristol Mercury was in short supply. These can be identified by their longer cockpit glazing, smooth cowl, and large ventral air intake under the cowl. The fixed undercarriage lent itself to both unimproved runways and conversion to skis for winter use, both of which were advantages in the winter

The fixed undercarriage lent itself to both unimproved runways and conversion to skis for winter use, both of which were advantages in the Finnish theater.

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G2 MT-212 Lentolaivue 34 #Messerschmitt #WWII #FinnishAirForce

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G2 MT-212 Lentolaivue 34 #Messerschmitt #WWII #FinnishAirForce

Luutnantti Hans Wind, Mannerheimristin ritari, kuuluisa hävittäjälentäjämme, joka on ampunut alas 33 1/2 viholliskonetta. Suulajärvi 1943.08.26 (SA-kuva-arkisto)

Hans Henrik "Hasse" Wind July Ekenäs - 24 July Tampere) was a Finnish fighter pilot and flying ace in World War II with 75 confirmed air combat victories.pictured here with his Brewster Buffalo.

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