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Lentolaivue 34 1940

Postby Slon-76 » 08 May 2017 15:00

Hi!

What was this squadron in the spring of 1940? As formed, who was its commander? It is known that on April 4 she received two "Bulldog", but nothing else about it can not find. Are interested in the spring of 1940, then more or less clear

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Re: Lentolaivue 34 1940

Postby Seppo Koivisto » 08 May 2017 19:17

According to Kari Stenman's book Mersu-laivue, it was formed as Täydennyslentolaivue 35 on 27 March 1940. First on 24 July 1940 it was renamed Lentolaivue 34. First commanders of T-LLv 35 was kapteeni Eino Carlsson.
https://fi.wikipedia.org/wiki/T%C3%A4yd ... olaivue_35
https://fi.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lentolaivue_34

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Re: Lentolaivue 34 1940

Postby Slon-76 » 09 May 2017 12:24

Seppo Koivisto wrote:According to Kari Stenman's book Mersu-laivue, it was formed as Täydennyslentolaivue 35 on 27 March 1940. First on 24 July 1940 it was renamed Lentolaivue 34. First commanders of T-LLv 35 was kapteeni Eino Carlsson.


I thought so too. But in SIH 12 Keskinen wrote this:
https://forum.axishistory.com/download/file.php?mode=view&id=400242

According to this book, LLv 34 in April-may 1940 was transferred to 6 "Bulldogs", and to T-LLv 35 7 "Gauntlets", 1 "Bulldog" and 1 "Gamecock" (+1 I-15bis)
It turns out that both squadrons exist simultaneously.

Your links also talk about it.

Laivue lakkautettiin välirauhan solmimisen jälkeen 15. heinäkuuta 1940 ja sen henkilöstö ja kalusto siirtyivät lentorykmentti 3:n alaiselle lentolaivue 34:lle.
https://fi.wikipedia.org/wiki/T%C3%A4yd ... olaivue_35

Lentolaivue 34 perustettiin uudelleen talvisodan päätyttyä 27. maaliskuuta 1940. Laivue alistettiin samalla päivämäärällä perustetulle lentorykmentti 3:lle, ja se oli tarkoitus varustaa Fokker D.XXI -kalustolla.
https://fi.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lentolaivue_34

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Re: Lentolaivue 34 1940

Postby Seppo Koivisto » 09 May 2017 21:20

I think we must also remember that SIH12 is from year 1985. The book Mersu-laivue of LLv 34 was published in 2012. The same information, that T-LLv 35 was changed to LLv 34 on 24.7.1940, is also in the book Finnish Air Force 1928-40 published in 2006. SIH18 LeR 3 doesn't mention T-LLv 35 at all, it may be that some sources make the same shortcut.
https://fi.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lentorykmentti_3

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Re: Lentolaivue 34 1940

Postby Slon-76 » 13 May 2017 12:38

Thanks.


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