Simo Hayha, the Finnish sniper with 505 confirmed kills in the Winter War 1939-1940, and his dog Kille.

Simo Hayha, the Finnish sniper with 505 confirmed kills in the Winter War…

Finnish soldiers

Finnish guerrilla heroes in the Continuation War, FLTR: kapteeni Pentti Railio, luutnantti Lauri Törni and luutnantti Holger Pitkänen Finnish guerrilla heroes in the Continuation War, FLTR: Captain Lauri Törni, Lieutenant John Railio and Holger Pitkänen

Ilmari Juutilainen, Finland's top flying ace, in the cockpit of Brewster BW-364 at Hirvas base, 1942

I’d like to submit for your approval mister Eino Ilmari “Illu” Juutilainen. He was the top ace in Finland during World War 2 and the top non-German ace of all time with 94 confirmed victories (he.

Finnish soldier with light machine gun going to relieve a man from sentry duty at forward outpost. Vuosalmi bridgehead, July 24, 1944.

Finnish soldier with light machine gun going to relieve a man from sentry duty at forward outpost. Vuosalmi bridgehead, July Pin by Paolo Marzioli

Viljo Suokas (1920–1943), Knight of the Mannerheim Cross No.44. His skills in guerilla warfare was noticed and after Winter War he received special training for long range patrol missions. In Continuation War Suokas served as patrol leader in Detachment Kuismanen (OsKu). He was credited for many successful missions, withe the longest time spent behind enemy lines being46 days. Viljo Suokas died on October 4, 1943 while clearing a storage building at Segezha, a town by the Murmansk railway.

Viljo Suokas Knight of the Mannerheim Cross His skills in…

Long range patrol led by Lieutenant Toivo Korhonen, a Knight of the Mannerheim Cross. Continuation War

Long range patrol led by Lieutenant Toivo Korhonen, a Knight of the Mannerheim Cross. Continuation War -pin by Paolo Marzioli

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

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

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