Knight of the Mannerheim Cross, lieutenant Kaarlo Heikki Nykänen . Uhtua, 12 August 1943. SA-kuva 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. The Mannerheim Cross was awarded to him 11 days before this photo was taken.