No. Puhakka has brought down one and has damaged the second bomber. It has just finished Rimminen.Juha wrote:
So You allocate these two SBs from 54 SBAP to Puhakka, Keskinen and Stenman allocated them to Rimminen (at 11.35 at Noskua / Antrea) and to Paronen (at 11.50 at Kiviniemi).
Paronen attacked a bomber of lieutenant Butman, but and could not finish it though long pursued. Butman sat in the air station without the chassis. The gunner - radio operator was wounded. The plane have repaired.
I do not know, that for this purpose it is necessary to do.Have you ever thought to try to get your work published here in Finland? Or part of it as an article in a scientific journal or alike? For ex. Sotahistoriallinen Vuosikirja (Militaryhistorical Yearbook) contains sometimes articles wrote by Russian researchers. IMHO your “article” on 17.1.40 is very good.
Has been lost SB lieutenant Morozov from 35 SBAP Special air brigadesIf you would be so kind and answer an extra question, on 15.1.40 vääpeli Siltavuori from Koelentue flying FR-91 claimed a SB over Kangasala, a bit east of Tampere. He reported that after his guns malfunctioned in severe cold he smashed the rudder of the SB with his propeller and the bomber crashed into Vesilahti. Siltamäki was himself badly injured during the attack but managed to make successful emergency landing on the ice of Lake Pyhäjärvi. There seems to be no corresponding Soviet bomber loss. Have you seen anything on Soviet reports which would thrown light on this incidence?
You probably do not have book RED Stars №5? Very much I recommend. There losses in WW of the Air Forces of the Baltic fleet and Special air brigades are given. Though there there are some discrepancies, work very thorough.