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olia wrote:I found one website with the names:
HÄMEENNIEMI, SEPPO OLAVI maanviljelijä sotamies JR 4/5. 30.8.1921 Miehikkälä 23.8.1941 Kämärä 19
OVASKA, TAUNO AULIS maanviljelijä korpraali JR 4/5. 23.7.1914 Kirvu 24.8.1941 Kämärä 27
PERKKO, RISTO OLAVI koululainen alikersantti JR 4/5. 24.9.1920 Tampere 23.8.1941 Kämärä 20
HJULMAN, HEIKKI FRANS koululainen sotamies JR 4/II 9.12.1921 Rauma 23.8.1941 Kämärä 19
ILMONIEMI, ERKKI KUSTAA opiskelija alikersantti JR 4/II 22.3.1923 Espoo 23.8.1941 Kämärä 18
LAIVUORI, HEIKKI OLAVI talollinen alikersantti JR 4/II 2.5.1920 Vampula 25.8.1941 Kämärä 21
LESKIMAA/LESKENMAA, VEIKKO VILJAMI työmies sotamies JR 4/II 13.6.1921 Kiikoinen 23.8.1941 Kämärä 20
RAKOLAHTI, JAAKKO/VILHO JAAKKO työmies sotamies JR 4/II 29.3.1921 Kauvatsa 23.8.1941 Kämärä 20
here indicates the location of death and also the burial place?
olia wrote:So they collected them, perhaps buried. Where and how buried? On the battlefield or transported somewhere? Marked on the map this place or not?
John Hilly wrote:Here's a translation from the war diary of I/Kev. JR 4 (source above):
... Also there appared tanks to which frontal AT-shots didn't effect. [J-P: KV-1s?]
As one aspect of the fight it should be mentioned that about 300 meters in front of the 1. Coy, the enemy had a Field Artillery battery, which shot direct fire on 1. Coy's positions. 2. Coy tried to overtake the battery using two strong battle groups, but failed.
The road was however cut, and the enemy supply column currently moving there was distroyed.
While the enemy pressure was still getting stronger from the Ylä-Hotakka direction, II battalion that had arrived behind the I P, sent parts of Company Orispää (CO) to help Company Tattari (CO).
As own casualties were growing, the I Battalion got permission withdraw to forest enclaves 100 m from Kattila-oja village, from where to keep the Ylä-Hotakka - Leipäsuo road cut with fire.
Own casualties: 5 killed and 14 wounded...
olia wrote:Thanks for the translation.
Hotakka's group of Soviet troops had 6 tanks BT, 4 T-34, and less than 10 tanks T-38 and T-26. KV tanks on Soviet documents are not listed.
I have a question. 25/08/1941 at 13:00 1st Battalion Kevyt 4JR began an attack Soviet positions 2 km northeast Leipasuo near a small lake in the forest. I can not find it on the map.
vihollinen kenttävarustetuissa asemissa Leipäsuo o: sta n.2 km. koilliseen olevan pikku lammen korkeudella
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27 August 2000
Enemy disengaged and the company reformed on the road east of the railroad crossing
27 August 2100
It had already became so dark that advance on bicycles was nearly impossible and Ltn. Iskala (?) ordered company to stop and prepare positions to the road triangle at Tassiolampi kangas (<- hard to translate, that one) so that IV platoon would secure the east point II platoon would men the hill in the south point and I platoon would continue the line to the right while securing the direction of the railroad. AT gun went to IV platoon to shoot towards Kattila-Oja and AT rifle with II platoon to the hill.
27 August 2130
Two Soviet cars drove from direction of Perkjärvi to front of out positions where they were stopped with rifle and machinegun fire.
27 August 2200
Sounds of a tank heard from the direction of Perkjärvi. At this time AT gun was moved from the east point to south point.
27 August 2225
Enemy opened fire with direct fire artillery from the direction of the road leading to Perkjärvi. Enemy rifle and LMG fire joined in.
28 August 0000 - 0330
28 August 0340
Enemy drove artillery tractors to the front of our positions bringing the direct fire guns with them which started their firing anew. At this time the AT rifle was damaged to unusable.
*28 August 0315
Two AT guns arrived as reinforcements of which other immediately got a direct hit and was damaged while the leader of the gun platoon died and 4 gunners were wounded.
28 August 0345
Our AT gun opened fire at which time enemy gun's ammo carriage blew up.
28 August 0415
At the dawn enemy withdrew towards Perkjärvi leaving 3 artillery tractors, 1 gun and 7 horses as well as 4 horses and some men dead in front of our positions.
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