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Finnish soldiers gathered some war trophies in the Kiestinki area on the 7th of May 1942.
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At the time they were there kicking some Soviet asses with the SS-Division Nord. The enemy didn't want them to advance any closer towards the Kirov railroad. Well, the Soviets managed to prevent that.
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The Finnish troops advancing through the Äänislinna city on the 4th of October 1941.
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It's quite possible that they belonged to the 1st Division, since during the time it was positioned there and ordered to continue attacking towards the Kirov (Murman) Railroad.
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A Finnish 152 mm Canet 152/45 C railway gun on the Kirov/Murman railroad some eight kilometers north from the Lumbusi village.
.SA-kuva, Jan 15 1942
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An inside view from the Finnish Bristol Blenheim Mk.I bomber. Pilot is Lentomestari, Mannerheim Cross Knight # 122 Unto Oksala (left) from the Flying SQ 44. The other is lookout, Lt. Tuominen.
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The terrain below is some area near the Kirov (Murman) railroad, pictured in December 1941.
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Some Finnish soldier with a captured AA MG in the Kiestinki area on the 19th of September 1941. During the time the German-Finnish troops had paused their attack towards the Louhi railway station along the Kirov railroad.
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On the 27th of October the Finnish 3rd Battalion from the Infantry Regiment 45 ordered a company to flank the defending enemy in the Käppäselkä village. The main task was to cut the Murman (Kirov) railroad, pic showing some combat engineers observing the terrain before mining. Operation was succesful.
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In the beginning of November 1941 the German-Finnish troops were rushing towards the Kirov (Murman) railroad in the Kiestinki area. Some parts of the defending Soviet 88th Division were surrounded.
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Task forces were formed to clean the pocket. Detachment Hannelius consisted of the 1st Battalion from the Infantry Regiment 14, 1st Battalion from the SS-Infantry Regiment 6 and Gueriĺla Battalion 3. The 2nd Battalion from the Infantry Regiment 14 and the 3rd Battalion from the IR 53 formed the Task Force Reunanen. Infantry Regiment 12 and Detachment Michalken were securing the operation.
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Here we see the Finns firing the enemy. The AT gun looks like French-origin 25 mm Marianne to me. Too bad that there were no spesific info about these men...
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A Finnish SMG gunner guarding the line in the Kiestinki area on the 19th of January 1942.
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The German-Finnish offensive towards the Louhi railway station was aborted 'til the end of November 1941. In order to reach the Kirov (Murman) railroad they would have needed reinforcements, but never got any.
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German tanks attacking the enemy on the eastern side of the Kiestinki municipality on the 12th of October 1941.
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The German - Finnish troops were desperately rushing towards the Kirov (Murman) Railroad...
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Finnish soldiers gathered some war trophies in the Kiestinki area on the 7th of May 1942.
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At the time they were there kicking some Soviet asses with the SS-Division Nord. The enemy didn't want them to advance any closer towards the Kirov railroad. Well, the Soviets managed to prevent that.
.SA-kuva
#kirovrailroad #murmanrailroad #kiestinki #jatkosota #continuationwar #wwii #ww2 #ww2history #wartrophy #sotasaalis #infantry #infanteri #jalkaväki #Secondworldwar #worldwartwo #toinenmaailmansota #warhistory #sotahistoria #worldwar2 #muurmanskinrata #murman #murmansk #waffenssnord #ssdivision #waffenss

A Finnish SMG gunner guarding the line in the Kiestinki area on the 19th of January 1942.
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The German-Finnish offensive towards the Louhi railway station was aborted 'til the end of November 1941. In order to reach the Kirov (Murman) railroad they would have needed reinforcements, but never got any.
.SA-kuva
#jatkosota #continuationwar #kiestinki #suomikp #submachinegun #secondworldwar #ww2 #wwii #wintercamo #konepistooli #louhi #murmanrailroad #kirovrailroad #reinforcements #worldwar2 #worldwartwo #1942 #1941_1945

On the 27th of October the Finnish 3rd Battalion from the Infantry Regiment 45 ordered a company to flank the defending enemy in the Käppäselkä village. The main task was to cut the Murman (Kirov) railroad, pic showing some combat engineers observing the terrain before mining. Operation was succesful.
.SA-kuva
#wwii #ww2 #jatkosota #continuationwar #combat #sapper #pioneer #kirovrailroad #murmanrailroad #worldwartwo #secondworldwar #worldatwar #käppäselkä

German tanks attacking the enemy on the eastern side of the Kiestinki municipality on the 12th of October 1941.
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The German - Finnish troops were desperately rushing towards the Kirov (Murman) Railroad...
.SA-kuva
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The Finnish troops advancing through the Äänislinna city on the 4th of October 1941.
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It's quite possible that they belonged to the 1st Division, since during the time it was positioned there and ordered to continue attacking towards the Kirov (Murman) Railroad.
.SA-kuva
#1941 #historia #sotahistoria #wwii #worldwar2 #worldwarii #ww2 #secondworldwar #continuationwar #jatkosota #bicycles #troops #petrozavodsk #petroskoi #kirovrailroad #äänislinna

Some Finnish soldier with a captured AA MG in the Kiestinki area on the 19th of September 1941. During the time the German-Finnish troops had paused their attack towards the Louhi railway station along the Kirov railroad.
.SA-kuva
#aagun #antiaircraftgun #gunner #worldwarii #secondworldwar #wwii #sotahistoria #warhistory #ww2 #ww2history #kiestinki #louhi #kirovrailroad #maxim #machinegun #sovietengineering

While the Finns advanced towards the Svir River and the Lake Onega, the Finnish-German troops struggled in the Sohjana-Kiestinki area. The Soviets defended the Kirov (Murman) Railroad so fiercely, that the HQ of the Finnish III Corps paused the attack 'til the end of September.
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Top: German convoy on the road in the Sohjana area.
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Bottom: PzKpfw I Ausf B(?) in the same area.
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Interesting detail: According to my knowledge the SS-Division Nord was the only one, which fought under the foreign control.
.SA-kuva, September 16 1941
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Mannerheim Cross Knight # 44 Warrant Officer Viljo Suokas on the right.
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During a recon mission on the 5th to 8th of September 1941 his patrol captured top secret maps and documents from two Soviet officers. This fortunate incident helped the Finns to plan their future operations in the Säämäjärvi area.
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In this pic he's just returned from a mission on the 18th - 25th October 1941). They were supposed to recon the planned attack route of the 4th Division towards the Karhumäki city and, if possible, capture some enemy soldier. Capturing failed.
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On the 4th of October 1943 2nd Lt. Suokas commanded a 21-men patrol somewhere along the Kirov Railroad, when he was hit, the bullet piercing the lungs. Operation was aborted and while returning Suokas suddenly said "guys, I can't make it, please pray the Lord's Prayer".
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Viljo Suokas was 23 years old. His grave has not been found, although being searched twice.
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Finnish long-range patrol #13, men from left:
Cornet, leader Jorma Hämäläinen, Corp. Olavi Tervonen, Staff Sgt. Antti Tervonen, Staff Sgt. Pekka Mämmi, Lance Corp. Pauli Savinainen, Sgt., medic Reino Perttunen, Warrant Off. Väinö Nyyssönen, Sgt., radio operator, translator Heikki Melentjeff.
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The German-origin Junkers K 43 fa seaplane (JU-127) was piloted by Capt. Osmo Malinen. This patrol was the first Finnish one, which was flown to the target area during the WWII.
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Patrol's main mission was to mine the Murman/Kirov Railroad, so every man carried two kilograms of TNT. A total of 13 mines were made, and according to my sources, they worked as planned.
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The Finnish Detachment Marttina (a.k.a. the 3rd Company from the Separate Battalion 4) had, btw, sent patrols behind the enemy lines since the 15th of June 1941.
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Finnish soldiers mining the Kirov railroad (a.k.a. Murman railroad) in the Karhumäki area.
.SA-kuva June 20 1944
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