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Re: Fighting at Tihveri 29/6 -44

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Re: Fighting at Tihveri 29/6 -44

Post by Lotvonen » 13 Mar 2017 06:25

JR4, HQ WD continued.
Diary Tulo 9104

12.8.1944_

05.30hrs Situation report to 8.D HQ:
Enemy fire activities :
At “Lahti”: 4 pcs AT gun shells
At “Kova”: 8pcs - “ - + 10 pcs 50mm mortar rds
At “Muuri”: 6 pcs 3” direct fire shells
At “Puro”: 20 pcs 3” shells + 10 pcs light mortar rds
At Kytöinkangas (forest area) at 18.30hrs 10 pcs 3” shells

F.F. Work
F.f work in front of Puro and Suo.
In front of Tie at 17.30hrs 20 rRusskies digging a trench.
Our light mortar fired 36 rds and the working was ended.
At the patch of forest SE of Suojärvi wire was being set up.

Traffic
At “Sukka” at 20.30hrs cart clanking SE and again at 21.10hrs
A corduroy road has been built from Suunnikas to Sukka. Found out by sound observations
03.40hrs cart clanking.

Patrolling
Patrolling in the no-man's land in front of Suo and Varsi. It was found that the enemy is in their previous positions.
The wiretapping cable has been connected again to the enemy phone cables in the terrain SW of Metsoinlampi (pine) forest.
At 03.30hrs the GHQ long distance patrol was guided to our side by the Int.Det.
Olsson/Koskinen

17.30hrs Situation report to 8.D HQ:
Enemy fire activities :
At “Lyhty”: 10 pcs 3” shells
At “Kova”: 5 pcs 50mm mortar rds
At “Tie”: 14 pcs 3” shells
At “4”: 4 pcs 3” shells

F.F. Work:
In front of Puro: timber cutting.
In front of “2” wire being set up. .

Patrolling:
Patrol to no-man's land out from Puro at 12.00-13.00hrs No enemy sentries in the no-man's land.

Four men of the Division listening platoon were posted to set up a wiretapping post at the section of III/JR4.

To be continued.

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Re: Fighting at Tihveri 29/6 -44

Post by Lotvonen » 14 Mar 2017 07:44

JR4, HQ WD continued.
Diary Tulo 9104

13.8.1944_

05.30hrs Situation report to 8.D HQ:
Enemy fire activities :
At “Tukki”: 3 pcs light mortar rds in front of trench
At “Kola”: 10 pcs 3” shells in front of trench
At “Etu”: 15 pcs 3” shells
Inf.arms fire more intense than usually at Ahvejärvi and Kaukojärvi sections.

Traffic
20-21hrs cart clanking in front of Suo and on the Siira road.

Patrolling
At 21.30hrs a patrol, strenght 15 men, set out to sweep the patch of forest at 5250, 9360 fron S to N. The enemy detected the patrol on their way out and opened fire from another patch of forest E of it that has so far been free of enemy. The patrol withdrew.
Patrol from “3” in the no-man's land.
At 22.30-03.20hrs loudspeaker transmission in front of Lukkko. Bad audio.
At 23.15hrs strong explosion heard in front of Lampi, followed by moaning.

08.00hrs Hard rain all night and previous evening.

12.30hrs Order from 8.D HQ Pietarinen/Simelius:
A training Company must be set up in the Rgt. rear comprising the elderly replacements that the Rgt has recently received and who have not been trained sufficiently.

14.00hrs Rgt. Officer inspected the K-line

15.30hrs Report from II/15.Pr Arrella/Olsson:
Recce patrol set out at 15.00hrs to the terrain of pt.94, strength 2+1+3

17.30hrs Situation report to 8.D HQ:
Enemy fire activities :
At “Lahti”: 10 pcs 6” shells

F.F. Work:
In front of Puro and Suo: timber cutting.
E of Tukki abt 1km digging.
At 12.10hrs in front of Metsä 8 mines exploded, triggered by falling trees.
In front of “2” wire being set up. .

Patrolling:
Recce patrol set out at 15.00hrs to the terrain of pt.94, strength 2+1+3
Olsson/Mattila

21.45hrs Telephoned message fron Este4 (via Klaara)
Ar 12.00hrs on the Uomaa-Haakkansuo-Uuksunjoki road at Haakkansuo foru tanks heading N.
Norovuori/Olsson
21.50hrs Reported abovementioned to I Btn.
Olsson/ Siurua

22.30hrs Lt. Heikkilä reported that he shall go out at midnight for a recce patrol for a week. Strenght 9 men. The patrol shall pass between “5”and “6”

To be continued.
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Re: Fighting at Tihveri 29/6 -44

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Re: Fighting at Tihveri 29/6 -44

Post by Lotvonen » 15 Mar 2017 06:42

JR4, HQ WD continued.
Diary Tulo 9104

14.8.1944_

05.30hrs Situation report to 8.D HQ:
Enemy fire activities :
Putsoinlampi – Kaukojärvi terrain abt. 30 times with 3” field gun
At “Niemi”: 3 pcs light mortar rds in front of trench
At “Metsä”: 6 pcs 3” shells in front of and to the right of the trench
At “Etu”: 8 pcs 3” shells in front of the trench.

F.F work
“Knife rests” pulled out in the night SW of “Sukka”
Dugout work in front of “Tie”.
At 21.00-03.30 hrs our patrol in the no-man's-land out from “Metsä” found 50m corduroy road that had been built at the perimeter of the swamp NW of “r” of “ Rajaselkä”.
In front of Tie f.f.work groups about 30 men. Our mortar fired 18 rds and the work was stopped.
In front of “Hattu” f.f.work Our light mortar fired 14 rds, work ended.

Patrolling
At 15.00- 18.40hrs recce patrol from “Muuri” found f.f.work E of pt.94 and piling work bearing SW.
At 00.30hrs Heikkilä's long range patrol out from “6”.
Enemy four man partol in front of “Linna” Inf.fire drove them away.
At 22.30 our loudspeaker transmission from “Tie”. Not disturbed
Olsson/Kettula
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Task for Heikkilä's patrol:
Reconnoitre and observe traffic on the roads Uomaa-Haahkajärvi-Käsnäselkä-Saarijärvi.
11.00hrs Radio message ron Lt. Heikkilä:
“Location 6210, 9810.
No tanks seen on the Haahka road.”

13.00hrs Sgt. Pietiläinen of Int.detachment was ordered to reconnoitre with three men the properties of the road to Rajaselkä and find the diverting road to Uuuksunjoki and whether tanks have used the road.
14.15hrs Division CO and Chief of Staff visited our HQ. Thc CO agreed with the plan presented to him previously on forced recce
14.30hrs Commander and Arty CO inspecting the front line of II Btn.
15.50hrs Report to 8.D. HQ Olsson/Kemmo:
“Casualties inflicted to the enemy on the period 28.7.-14.8.”
(Table on a separate slip
Date_*Location * Killed* Prisoners* Unit* War booty_
1.8._*Varpajärvi*2 *0 * 694. Ground attack Flying Rgt *The most valuable parts of the aircraft: engine, parachutes, weapons, dials and gauges
2.8._* Varpajärvi*4* 0 * 340.TKKP* -
4.8._ * -” -* 1 * 0 * -”- *-
6.8._ * -” -* 4 * 0 * -”- * -
10.8._* -” -* 0 * 0 * -”- * 1 rifle.
Reported to Este4 on 14.8.1944 at 15.30hrs
Olsson/Kemmo)

17.30hrs Situation report to 8.D HQ:
Enemy fire activities :
At “Kivi”: 13 pcs 3” + 8 pcs 5” shells
F.F. Work:
In front of Puro : timber chopping.
At 05.50hrs in front of Saapas 10 enemies were spotted abt 125m from our wire, started digging. They were driven away by inf.fire, one of them was wounded.
Our spotters have found knife rests in the direction of Siira road
In front of “Metsä” : timber chopping.
Our propaganda:
Light mortar fired at 15.00hrs three propaganda projectiles at the direction of Siira road.
At 11.15-12.00hrs balloon up, bearing from Kannas 30-20.
Olsson/Kemmo

One of our men was hit by our minefield at “Kannas” at 16.30 hrs, lightly wounded
Marttinen/Olsson

To be continued.

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Re: Fighting at Tihveri 29/6 -44

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Re: Fighting at Tihveri 29/6 -44

Post by Lotvonen » 16 Mar 2017 07:03

JR4, HQ WD continued.
Diary Tulo 9104

15.8.1944_
05.30hrs Situation report to 8.D HQ:
Enemy fire activities :
At “Tie”: 17 pcs light mortar rds
At “6”: 6 pcs 3” shells in front of and to the right of the trench
At “8”: 8 pcs 3” shells + 17 pcs light mortar rds.

F.F work
F.f work at Ahvenjärvi sector all night
In front of “Hotti” f.f.work and cart clanking 21.00-00.30 hrs.

Traffic
At “Puro”: 18.50hrs bearing 30-00 cart clanking
At “Suo”: 20.25hrs b. 27-00 - “ -
At “Kannas”: 22.35hrs b. 29-35 - “ -
At “1”: 21.10hrs b 23-50 - “ -.
Siira road at 21.45hrs automobile buzzing

Patrolling
Patrol in the no-man's land in front of Lampi. No new observations.
In front of “3” our recce patrol (1+6 from “Metsä”)
Patrol (1+3) tried to get behind Rajaselkä, without success
At “Kala” a three man enemy recce patrol driven away by inf.fire
Propaganda (Our)
22.30hrs Our propaganda transmission (by loudspeaker) Not disturbed. Good audio.
Light mortar fired 12 propaganda projectiles at Siira road

Our light mortar has fired at enemy work sites : Ahvenjärvi sector 44 rds, in front of Tie, Lampi, Saapas. At Kautjärvi section 50 rds at Rajaselkä ridge.
Olsson/Keskinen
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07.00hrs Radio message 0630/28 from Lt. Heikkilä:
“Enemy is following our patrol. My location E shore of Riihilampi. Advancing bearing 30-00At Haahka road livelly traffic at night before midnight. Direction unknown. After midnight little traffic to South.”

07.25hrs Radio message 0630/28 from Lt. Heikkilä:
“Haahka road 6” gun battery heading N.”

08.00hrs The abovementioned patrol observations relayed to I Btn.
Olsson/Siurua
Report from I Btn informing that the enemy corduroy road from Rajaselkä would be mined by AT mines by our patrol and the side of the road with “pencase” mines (=anti-personnel wood cased mines. tr.rem.)
08.10hrs Abovementioned reported to 8.D. HQ.
Olsson/Kurkela
09.40hrs report from III Btn Hannila/Paarma:
Enemy patrol about one platoon managed to get in our positions between “3” and “4” at 17.00hrs. Tried to catch a prisoner in “3”. Our securing withdrew to “2” whereafter our reserve squad behind “3” repelled the enemy causing casualties to them. The enemy took their wounded with them, hitting also our minefield. The enemy caught as booty three of our backpacks.
09.50hrs Este4 requested aerial recon to Rajaselkä terrain and the road Rajaselkä – Haahkajärvi.
Olsson/Norovuori
10.30hrs Radio message to Lt. Heikkilä:
“Recon traffic on the Haahka road. Do not attack until returning.” (1030/19)

10.15hrs The prisoner catching attempt at “3” reported to 8.D: HQ
Olsson/Norovuori

17.30hrs Situation report to 8.D HQ:
Enemy fire activities :
At “Tie”: 6 pcs 3” shells
F.F. Work:
Chopping more lively than usually at Ahvenjärvi sector.
Our light mortar has fired 38 rds at 5043, 8984 at a new wood construction identified as direct fire cannon position
At “Niemi” 09.00hrs bearing 26-50 9 explosions
In front of “Metsä” at 07.30-14.20: timber chopping and earth being exploded.

Traffic:
At Kannas :
05.00hrs bearing 25-00 engine buzzing
07.10hrs - “- 29-50 - “ -
09.15hrs -” - 28.00 - “ -

Our propaganda:
At 15.00hrs Light mortar fired 15 propaganda projectiles form “Hotti” at Rajaselkä terrain.
Olsson/Kemmo

Patrolling
At 07.00hrs prisoner catching attempt at “3”
At 11.15hrs in front of “Kova” 5 man recon patrol that was driven away by inf. Weapons fire.
Olsson/Kurkela

17.00hrs Radio message 1630/15 from Lt. Heikkilä:
“Managed to disengage. My location 6137, 1362. We are observing traffic. 2 men to return next night.”

(Overstruck: Annexed to the war diary the plan for a prisoner catching attempt on the I Btn section)

To be continued.
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Re: Fighting at Tihveri 29/6 -44

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Re: Fighting at Tihveri 29/6 -44

Post by Lotvonen » 17 Mar 2017 06:43

JR4, HQ WD continued.
Diary Tulo 9104

16.8.1944_

05.30hrs Situation report to 8.D HQ:
Enemy fire activities :
At “Saapas”: 3 pcs 3” shells + 5 pcs light mortar rds.
At “Lampi”: 6 pcs 3” shells + 8 pcs light mortar rds.
At “Suo”: 7 pcs 3” shells + 4 pcs 5”.
At “Tie”: 6 pcs 3” shells + 6 pcs light mortar rds.
At “1”: 15 pcs 3” shells + 11 heavy mortar rds.
At “Etu”: 01.30hrs 200 arty shells in front of trench
At “Etu”: 03.00hrs 100 mortara rds in front of trench

F.F work
Our patrol has detected a three row wire in Rajaselkä terrain.

Patrolling
At 01.30 our prisoner catching patrol penetrated in the enemy positions in 5700, 9310 terrain (1100m SE of pt.109) supported by artillery and mortars. A strike detachment separated from the patrol and they rolled the trench and terrain for about 1000m N.
The patrol destroyed 40 enemies + 7 accommodation dugouts with crews, 10 LMG nests, 4 MG positions and 2 MG s. One prisoner taken. Our casualties 8 wounded.
Our arty and mortars fired 778 projectiles.
The patrol was led by Lt. Toikka and the strike force by Lt. Liuksiala.
Strike detachment 1+8+48, securing det. 1+3+18, distracting det. 1+2+5.
Patrolling in the no-man's land from “Kova” (1+4) and “saapas” (1+4). It was found that the enemy is in the previous positions.
At 21.00hrs our recce patrol (1+3) set out from “Niemi” for a two day mission in the rear of Rajaselkä.
At 01.30 two men of Lt. Heikkilä's long distance patrol returnd via “6”.
At 23.30hrs An enemy patrol of 2 or 3 men was detected in the rear at the N shore of Luotojärvi. Encirclement and pursuit in process.
Olsson/Kurkela
Annexed to thr diary the report of the abovementioned forced recon by I Btn , appx. no.39

07.00hrs The enemies spotted last night managed to escape. Securing was ordered to withdraw.
10.00hrs Radio message from Lt. Heikkilä 1000/15:
“At Haahka road minimal traffic. Did the 2 men return?”
10.35hrs Prisoner taken last night: Tschuraj Hudajnasar who was brought wounded to the Rgt. HQ. The “Slobo” is from II/4/215.TKKP.
(Enemy) 215 grouping as follows:
In the front from S to N 1.Coy, 4.Coy, 3.Coy, 2. Coy in reserve. The right limit of the Btn likely to be at Uuskunjoki.

12.20hrs Response to radio message 1000/15
Message no.1220/4: “The men are back.”

14.00hrs As ordered by Este4 the following redio message was sent to Heikkilä,n no. 1400/2:
“ Stores in Haahkankangas. Reconnoitre.”
14.00hrs. The Heikkilä men who returned last night reported as follows:
Sgt. Lindelöf: On 15.8 at 04-30-06.10hrs enemy column marching on the Haahka road to S comprising 80 to 100 laden horses. At the coordinate 5450 latitude at every 20th horse about ½ platoon Russkies.
At 06.30hrs three tractors heading N, the last one hauling a gun. The tractors stopoped at p.5300.

14.15hrs Abovementioned reported to 8.D. HQ.
Olsson/Vermala
15.00hrs Radio message from Lt. Heikkilä no.1330/12:
“Shall we set out at ? Hrs . Message before that.”
15.15hrs Abovementioned reported to 8.D. HQ.
Olsson/Kemmo

The Regiment received yesterday and today a total of 1400 “light traps” that were distributed:
I btn 530pcs - II Btn 300 pcs – III Btn 500pcs.

18.00hrs Lt.Sjöberg of III Btn reported having returned from hospital.

17.30hrs Situation report to 8.D HQ:
Enemy fire activities :
At “Kivi”: 5 pcs 3” direct fire shells
At “Muuri”: 1 pcs direct fire shells
At “Tie”: 16 pcs 3” shells
At “1”: 6 pcs 3” shells to the right
At “6”: 25 pcs 3” shells in the rear.
At “Korpi”: 2 pcs 3” shells
At “Etu”: 6 pcs 3” shells
At “Hotti”: 10 pcs 5” shells in the rear, two men wounded

F.F. Work:
In front of “Puro” timber working
At “Suo” bearing 29-30 30 m trench has been dug at the edge of the forest.
At “Etu” bearing 10-00 f.f.work all day
At Rajaselkä continuous working

Traffic:
In front of “Puro” 05.35hrs cart clanking
At “1“ 12.05hrs bearing 25-50 engine buzzing
Observation balloon up 07.30-07.55 bearing 29-30 from Suo.

Our counterartillery action 18 shells.
Olsson/Vermala
20.45hrs From 8.D HQ Pietarinen/Simelilus:
Subjection of II/15.Pr to be ended on the night of 18.8.
21.15hrs Tel. Message to II/15.Pr (Keto)
“ II/15.Pr must prepare for change to be effected on the night of 18.8. according to instructions to be given later.By order: Turva4”
Olsson/Arrela

22.00hrs Report from JR45: I/JR45 shall next night move to the section of II/15.Pr to take over the section next night.

23.00hrs Tel. Message from 8.D HQ no. 1010/III/201a/sal.:
JR45 shall on 17/18.8 replace II/15.Pr – 1 Coy and IV/15.Pr in the front line.
The last mentioned shall be the resere for VI AC in the terrain of Repomäki.
II/15.Pr (-1 Coy) shall be at the disposal of the Brigade in Laitila terrain for f.f.work.
The changes must be kept secret. Immediately before the II/15.Br is replaced the Btn shall be subjected to JR45, the left limit of which shall be moved to Suuri Niinilampi.
By order Col. Lt. A .Pietarinen
Kurkela/Olsson

To be continued.

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Re: Fighting at Tihveri 29/6 -44

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Re: Fighting at Tihveri 29/6 -44

Post by Lotvonen » 18 Mar 2017 06:58

JR4, HQ WD continued.
Diary Tulo 9104

17.8.1944_

05.30hrs Situation report to 8.D HQ:
Enemy fire activities :
At “Etu”: 10pcs light mortar rds
At “Kova”: 12 pcs 3” direct fire shells
At “Muuri”: 10 pcs 3” direct fire shells + 20pcs light mortar rds
At “Puro”: 14 pcs 3” shells
At “Saapas”: 6 pcs 3” shells + 5 pcs light mortar rds.
At “Suo”: 4 pcs 3” shells + 12 pcs light mortar rds
At “Tie”: 26 pcs 3” shells
At “1”: 4 pcs 3” shells to the left
At “Niemi”: 25 pcs 3” shells.

F.F work
In front of “Puro” sounds of chopping and sawing
In front of “Saapas” f.f.work. Our light mortar fired 44rds there which stopped the working
At Kannas bearing 32-00 f.f.working
At Metsä 18.22hrs bearing 09-00 sounds of hammering staples

Traffic
At “1” 12.45hrs bearing 15-00 engine buzzing
“ - 22.20hrs bearing 18-00 - “ - heading W.

Patrolling
“Saapas” at 21.30 a 10-man enemy patrol in front of trench. Our inf. And mortar fire repelled the enemy. 10 rds fired
At 22.00-04.00 our patrol 1+4+16 reconnoitred the N side of the patch of forest NE of Latvajärvi, distance abt 1300m. It was found to be unmanned
Another patrol (1+4) found that the N side of another patch of forest W of the abovementioned was well manned.
At 03.47 – 04.05 observation balloon detected from Kannas bearing 20-40

Our mortar fire 34 rds at enemy positions N of Suurijärvi.
Olsson/Koskinen

07.35hrs Report from Capt. Lehtonen II/15.Pr.:
I have handed over the subsector of Harju to Maj. Ahi at 07.30hrs.
Lehtonen/Simelius
08.15hrs Abovementioned reported to 8.D. HQ.
Olsson/Koskinen

07.50hrs Sgt. Pietiläinen from Intelligence detachment reported having returned at 05.00hrs from patrol beyond Rajaselkä. He had found that there had not been automobile traffic on the road to Rajaselkä. Horse wagon traffic was spotted, however. In the terrain of pt.117 horse cart road to N.

07.50hrs Radio message from Lt. Heikkilä 0605/43:
“Haahkankangas free of enemies. Russki camp area 4725, 9220. Ar 21.30hrs 6 field guns heading S, at 22.30hrs one horse heading S, at 02.00hrs automobile heading N. Next night road Uomaa-Käsnäselkä?”
Message reported to Este 4 at 08.00hrs
Olsson/Norovuori
1410hrs Commander and Arty CO set out to visit I Btn where also the AC and D. CO s are to arrive
to greet and congratulate the strike detachment that was in action yesterday.

17.30hrs Situation report to 8.D HQ:
Enemy fire activities :
At “Lampi”: 12 pcs light mortar rds
At “Tie”: 6 pcs 3” shells
At “Hotti”: 10 pcs heavy mortar rds.

F.F. Work:
All throrugh Ahvenjärvi sector wood chopping and in Suunnikas earth digging.
At “Etu” on the forested ridge to SE several explosions and timber cutting all day
At “Kämppä” f.f.work all day
At Rajaselkä f.f.work
In front of “3” piles being driven in the ground.

Traffic:
at 10.15hrs automobile buzzing in the direction of Salmilampi.
At 05.00hrs and 07.10hrs automobile buzzing at Siira road.
At 04.30hrs cart clanking S of Saarijärvi.

Patrolling
The recce patrol 1+1+3 that set out on 15.8. at 22.00hrs returned to “6” at 05.00. The patrol reconnoitred roads SE of Rajaselkä. Branch on cart road at 5880, 9450 to N. On the line Metsoinlampi – Pt.117 no roads in direction W-E.
Olsson/Koskinen
Annexed to the diary transparent drawing of the “Harju subsector” manned by II/15.Pr. During 9.8.-17.8.while subjected to JR4. Appx no.40

To be continued.

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Re: Fighting at Tihveri 29/6 -44

Post by Lotvonen » 19 Mar 2017 06:39

JR4, HQ WD continued.
Diary Tulo 9104
Mostly rather boring daily routine but small highlights almost every day.
18.8.1944_

05.30hrs Situation report to 8.D HQ:
Enemy fire activities :
At “Puro”:20 pcs light mortar rds
At “Niemi”: 8 pcs 3” shells.
At “Korpi”: 20 pcs 3” shells
At “Saari”: 10 pcs 3” shells + 15 pcs light mortar rds.
At “Etu”: 15 pcs light mortar rds
At “Varsi”: 6 pcs light mortar rds

F.F work
At Ahvenjärvi sector f.f.work less intense than used to be.
In the terrain NE of Latvajärvi f.f.working

Traffic
At 18.15hrs on Siira road automobile buzzing

Enemy propaganda
01.00-03.00hrs at Siira road propaganda transmission. Nothing to mention.

Patrolling
At 22.00-23.00 our patrol 0+1+2 in the no-man's land found that the enemy is mining the terrain between “Sukka” and “Suunnikas”, there are also two above-ground weapons nests.
At 20.00 – 03.00 our patrol 0+1+2 in the no-man's land in front of “Metsä”.

Today the enemy troops W of Varpajärvi had a vodka distribution day. Music, singing and a lot of other noise was heard.
Our mortar fired 36 rds at the enemy weapons disturbing our f.f.work.
Our heavy mortar fired 17 rds at Karutjärvi section.
Olsson/Ränkipohja

The completing training of the replacements born 1902-1911 received in the Regiment will be started in the Uuksunjärvi Boy Scout Camp on 19.8. comprising four courses one week each. The courses shall be led by Capt. Kannas of I Btn , training officers are Lts. Korkeavuori and Lopmeri and 2nd Lts Tuomola and Kataja..

07.35hrs Report from Capt. Lehtonen II/15.Pr.:
I have handed over the subsector of Harju to Maj. Ahi at 07.30hrs.
Lehtonen/Simelius
08.15hrs Abovementioned reported to 8.D. HQ.
Olsson/Koskinen

13.45hrs Commander inspecting III Btn section.
15.00hrs AC Arty CO Col. Kraemer inspecting the artillery related matters on the II Btn section.

17.30hrs Situation report to 8.D HQ:
Enemy fire activities :
At “Puro”: 13 pcs 3” shells.
At “Saapas”: 38 pcs 3” shells.
At “Suo”: 8 pcs 3” shells
At “Tie”: 40 pcs 3” shells + 8 pcs light mortar rds
At “Saari”: 10 pcs 3” shells + 15 pcs light mortar rds.
At “Haka”: 7 pcs 3” shells
At “Hotti”: 3 pcs heavy mortar rds.

F.F. Work:
In front of Ahvenjärvi sector lively working ( timber work).
In front of “3”(on the swamp) 30 enemies at mining and digging work, 08 – 09.20hrs. Our patrol 0+1+6 drove away the enemy.
In the enemy held “Kämppä” terrain all day f.f.fork ( timber cutting)

Patrolling
Yesterday at 19.30hrs our patrol 0+1+2 in the no-man's land spotted E of “8” 7 enemies at timber cutting. Also one enemy officer with two runners was seen in the same spot. Our patrol managed to take out the officer and the runners. The enemy f.f.work team forced our patrol to withdraw.
Our light mortar fied at Ahvenjärvi section 39 rds at enemy f.f.work sites.
Olsson/Kurkela.

To be continued.

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Re: Fighting at Tihveri 29/6 -44

Post by Henric Edwards » 19 Mar 2017 12:36

Haha, "Vodka distribution day". Sounds like a good opportunity for a quick raid. :) Thanks Lotvonen!

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Re: Fighting at Tihveri 29/6 -44

Post by Lotvonen » 20 Mar 2017 06:13

JR4, HQ WD continued.
Diary Tulo 9104

19.8.1944_

05.30hrs Situation report to 8.D HQ:
Enemy fire activities :
At “Saapas”: 4 pcs 3” shells.
At “Tie”: 2 pcs 3” shells
At “7”: 15 pcs 3” shells
At “Varsi”: 5 pcs light mortar rds

F.F work
Some explosions in “Suunnikas” and “Sukka” and f.f.work.
In the terrain E of Saarijärvi f.f.working.
In the enemy held “Kämppä” terrain all night timber chopping and sawing.

Traffic
At 19.00hrs SE of Saarijärvi in the terrain automobile buzzing
At 18.20, 18.35, 19.02 hrs tractor sounds in Suurijärvi terrain
At 04.10 hrs automobile buzzinfg on Siira road

Patrolling
Our patrol 0+1+4 in the no-man's land in front of “3”. No particular observations.
At 21.00 recon patrol 0+1+3 set out to the terrain N of Metsoinlampi.
Our light mortar fired 53 rds at enemy worksites and the enemy auto weapons disturbing our f.f.work.

At 21.00-13.00 propaganda transmissions in front of Puro. Programme in the previous style.
Our artillery fired 20 shells counter-battery fire.
Olsson/Mattila

10.30hrs Radio message to Lt. Heikkilä:
“ Your 4 men are N of Metsoinlampi. They shall return on the night 20./21. Entry path OK.”

Annexed to the diary JR4 TT report no.15 period 1.8.-15.8.44. Appx no.41.

13.45hrs Commander inspecting 10.Coy and 9.Coy f.f. Worksites

17.30hrs Situation report to 8.D HQ:
Enemy fire activities :
At “Saapas”: 10.10-12.30hrs 34 pcs light mortar rds, N tip of Sammallampi.
At 12.30hrs enemy sniper got a man who got an explosive bullet in his stomach
At 14.30hrs enemy sniper hit again a man in the neck, badly wounded
At “Lampi”: 13.35 hrs 4 pcs light mortar rds
At “Tie”: 13.00hrs 9 pcs 3” shells
At “Suo”: 8 pcs 3” shells
At “Niemi”: 10.30hrs 3 pcs 3” shells to the right.
At “Niemi”: 15.20hrs 3 pcs 3” shells to the right.
At “Niemi”: 12.45hrs 3 pcs 3” shells to the right.

F.F. Work:
At “Lampi”: 14.00hrs bearing 24-00 chopping.
At “Suo” 04.35-05.00 bearings 23-00 and 28-00 continuous working.
At 12.52 bearing 30-00 explosion, 15.30hrs another.
At “1” 08.30hrs bearing 21.50 4 explosions.
-”- 08.50hrs – “ -
-”- 11.50hrs - “ -
Traffic
At “Suo”: 15.35 hrs bearing 24-00 cart clanking
At “Tie”: 12.30hrs bearing 24-00 automobile buzzing for 10 min.
Propaganda
At “Poro” 05.00-06-00hrs enemy propaganda transmission. Subject: Surrendering
Siro/Kurkela

20.45hrs Lt. Marttinen reported that a man had been wounded in a dugout building site by an enemy LMG burst in his right arm.

20.58hrs Radio message from Heikkilä:
“ Report to Pitkänen. Sauna and food at 05.00hrs. Bikes are not needed.”

To be continued.

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