http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic. ... 5#p1796711peeved wrote:According to the war diary of 3rd Flight/HLeLv 34 http://digi.narc.fi/digi/view.ka?kuid=4594952 the interception mission where Lt. Trontti went POW was from 1050 to 1200 hours so his loss was probably unrelated to the Serov flight.
Trontti was shot down, become a POW, and was tried to convert to a spy.
He agreed, and was sent back to Finland, but he right away revealed to Finnish officials what had happened.
Serov was claimed to have rammed Trontti plane: http://books.google.fi/books?id=k9DQ1zH ... ov&f=false
Stalin’s Falcons by Polak/Shores. According to this book:
"On 26 June 1944 he was engaged with seven Bf109Gs of the Finnish Air Force’s LeLv34. He was reported to have shot down two, and then rammed a third. This was MT-434, flown by Lt Nils R. Trontti, a seven victory ‘ace’; Trontti baled out successfully and was taken prisoner, but Serov was killed. These final successes brought the total of claims for him to 49 (at least 12 shared)."
http://www.network54.com/Forum/46825/me ... 3774/SerovMy father Carl-Erik Bruun told the following: When Trontti came back to Finland, he took contact with him and told the situation, that the Sovjets had demanded him to become a spy. He asked Carl-Erik: What to do? It was decided that Trontti was to send false information about finnish activity.
After the war Trontti told Carl-Erik that once a black car drove beside Trontti when he walked along a street in Helsinki. In the car was the Sovjet officer (?) that had demanded him to become a spy. He had shouted to Trontti that they knew where he lived! After that episode he did not hear of the Sovjets.
This is how I remember the sory from my father. I will check my father´s papers and see if there is more about this.