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FinnishWarheroes  Finnish perspective of WW2. Short stories about heroism, battles and equipment. Discussion only in english. Established 9th May 2017 🇫🇮🇫🇮🇫🇮

Pilot-weather balloon is released. Archive is missing details of the picture but probably at Suursaari, summer 1942. sa-kuva.fi, original colour picture.
#finnish #warhero #continuationwar #jatkosota #ww2 #weather #weatherballoon #meteorology #sää #pekkapouta #juhaföhr #nahkahousu #mette #ketäniitänyton #colourpicture #afgafilm #Suursaari #gogland #suomi100

Finnish anti-aircraft machinegun at position. Suulajärvi, 26.08.1943. sa-kuva.fi, original colour picture.
Browning .303MMG(medium machine gun / aircraft machine gun) was very reliable and functional weapon. About 468000pcs were built before the WW2 ended.
#finnish #warhero #continuationwar #jatkosota #ww2 #aa #aagun #browning #mmg #Browning303MMG #suulajärvi #suomi100

Young Finnish Private(Sotamies) during the Continuation War. Picture is from his private album. Can you guess who he is? (Ok, maybe for Finns, mostly).
Edit. Mauno Henrik Koivisto (1923 - 2017) was 9th President of Finland. During Continuation War he was a member of special Detachment Törni. 1984 President Koivisto invited group of veterans known as Törni's Jägers to the summer house of President.
#finnish #warhero #continuationwar #jatkosota #ww2 #suomikp #suomikp31 #smg #submachinegun #kp31sjr #gunophilia #suomi100

Bristol Blenheim is being towed back to hangar. Tikkakoski, end of March 1944. sa-kuva.fi, original colour picture.
#finnish #warhero #continuationwar #jatkosota #ww2 #airforce #ilmavoimat #bristol #blenheim #bristolblenheim #bomber #aviation #aviationpictures #colourfilm #suomi100

Memorial Day of Fallen Heroes 19.05.1940 at Joensuu. Original colour picture. sa-kuva.fi.
After the Winter War Mannerheim gave an order that 3rd Sunday of May should be Memorial Day of Fallen Heroes. And it still is today at Finland. Respect and honour to those who gave all they had for Fatherland!
#finnish #warhero #winterwar #talvisota #continuationwar #jatkosota #ww2 #fallen #sankarihauta #graveyard #memorial #memorialday #flagday #suomi #finland #isänmaa #fatherland #suomi100

Mannerheim Cross Knight no.84, Captain Lauri (Lassi) Albin Kokko (12.06.1913 - 20.05.2004).
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His nomination from Marshall Mannerheim, 31.08.1942: "Lieutenant Kokko has fought as a Company Leader during entire war with personal bravery, making spontaneusly always right decinsions. With his ruthless and initiative will to attack he has several times lead his men into surrounding numerically superior enemy troops and destroying them. With these attacks Kokko and his men have managed to catch several enemy tanks. Once he was ordered to CO of a Battalion; troops attacked into enemy's positions and got surrounded. They fought until next morning and enemy decided to escape and left their heavily armed base. With the fighting spirit that Kokko has created into his Company he has always managed to finish any given task as a Winner. "
At the picture Lieutenant Kokko is telling about his adventures at Syväri(Svir), 11th November 1942. sa-kuva.fi.
#finnish #warhero #winterwar #talvisota #continuationwar #jatkosota #ww2 #mannerheimcrossknight #mannerheimcrossofliberty #ironcross #infantry #jalkaväki #syväri #svir #suomi100

Soviet propaganda art. It shows "White Bandits" torturing Soviet citizens with any possible way. This painting is going back to its previous owners. Finnish war Museum, 6th November 1944. sa-kuva.fi
This painting was used as "it is painted by an eyewitness". #finnish #whitebandit #soviet #propaganda #painting #art #arts #oilpainting #museum #wartrophy #rkka #cccp #ussr #ww2

Irish Setter Peggy Brown, mascot of Flying Squadron 24 is greeting Squadron Commander Captain "Joppe" Karhunen. Lappeenranta, undated. sa-kuva.fi
Karhunen became Flying Ace already during the Winter War. He became Mannerheim Cross Knight no.92, 8th September 1942.
#finnish #warhero #flyingace #winterwar #talvisota #continuationwar #jatkosota #ww2 #airforce #ilmavoimat #lelv24 #flyingsquadron #brewster #brewsterbuffalo #f2a #pyllyvaltteri #ryysteri #beerbarrel #aviation #aviationpictures #mascot #dogpictures #dog #wardog #irishsetter #setter #irlanninsetteri #koira #mannerheimcrossknight #suomi100

Mascot of Heavy Artillery Unit. Imatra, 6th July 1941. sa-kuva.fi
#finnish #mascot #skull #helmet #imatra #continuationwar #jatkosota #ww2 #suomi100

Battle-worn Finnish soldier. Rukajärvi, 12th September 1941.
#finnish #warhero #continuationwar #jatkosota #ww2 #battleworn #beard #rukajärvi #rugozero #suomi100

Happy Mother's Day!!! This soldier is picking up wood anemones and sending bouquet to his mother. Terijoki, 09.05.1943. sa-kuva.fi
Looks like he is wearing combat boots "kenkä m/34, korkeavartiset" which weren't so common at Finnish Army.
#finnish #warhero #continuationwar #jatkosota #ww2 #woodanemone #woodanemones #kukkakimppu #valkovuokko #äitienpäivä #mothersday #suomi100

Captured Soviet flying boat MBR-2-M-34. Höytiäinen, Hirviranta, 24.08.1941. sa-kuva.fi.
These were so terrible to fly that Finnish army removed this one from the arsenal at November 1942.
#finnish #warheroes #continuationwar #jatkosota #ww2 #airforce #ilmavoimat #captured #mbr2m34 #mbr2 #flyingboat #lentovene #berijev #aviationpictures #aviation #höytiäinen #hirviranta #suomi100

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