Battles around Kostovaara?

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Battles around Kostovaara?

Post by lndlf » 04 May 2019 11:14

I’m looking for any information at all around battles around Kostovaara during July-september 1941.
Google doesn’t give me much information at all so I guess I need to go to the war diaries? But which.

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Re: Battles around Kostovaara?

Post by Mangrove » 13 May 2019 20:19

III/JR 33 and 35. RajaK took Kostovaara on 9 July 1941. Finns suffered 5 KIA as casualties. Soviet casualties were estimated as around 30 KIA.

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Re: Battles around Kostovaara?

Post by lndlf » 17 Jun 2019 19:53

Mangrove wrote:
13 May 2019 20:19
III/JR 33 and 35. RajaK took Kostovaara on 9 July 1941. Finns suffered 5 KIA as casualties. Soviet casualties were estimated as around 30 KIA.
Thanks,
What does it say on the section starting at bottom of page 28 and continues on page 29 in your link.
The information I have found is that my great grand father was awarded 1.lk vapaudenmitali for bravery in the battle of kostovaara.

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Re: Battles around Kostovaara?

Post by Mangrove » 19 Jun 2019 12:04

lndlf wrote:
17 Jun 2019 19:53
What does it say on the section starting at bottom of page 28 and continues on page 29 in your link.
"9 July 1941.
1 a.m. "[35th] Border Company", 9th Company, two machine gun platoons, a mortar platoon and a jaeger platoon left to Kaukainen and Kostovaara. Commanding officer, adjutant and "protection against gas" officer followed.

5.15 a.m. Firefight began circa 500 metres west of the Kaukainen/Kostovaara crossroads. Border Company attacked on the right, while the 9th Company advanced on the left. Jaeger platoon was left as reserve in the HQ. The mortar platoon was along the road at the back, but advanced towards the first enemy positions as the battle continued. At the positions the mortar opened fire and was counter fired by the enemy [mortar]. Later it was discovered that the other enemy mortar suffered a direct by our own mortar.

The enemy resistance was tough and it fired every infantry weapon as hard as they could be fired. After the enemy tried to break through at the right at Lt. S[?]'s sector, Sgt. Saranpää[?]'s platoon gave pursuit. Lt. [?] [?] the enemy attack was repelled with a quick counterattack. The enemy also tried to break through at the left, but was thrown back there as well. Lt. Tukiainen[?]'s jaeger platoon was helping there as well.

Now the enemy tried to break through everywhere, but failed. Enemy fire was very tough. It had very good positions dug on the ground."
9.7.1941.
Klo 1,00. Kaukaisiin ja Kostovaaraan lähtivät Rajakomppania, 9 komppania, 2 kk-joukkuetta, krh-joukkue ja jääk. joukkue. Komentaja, adjutantti ja kss-upseeri seurasivat mukana.

Klo 5,15. Tulitaistelu alkoi n. 500 m ennen Kaukaisen ja Kostovaaran tiehaarasta länteen. Oikealla hyökkäsi Rajakomppania, vasemmalla 9 komppania ja jääk. joukkue oli tien varressa komentopaikalla reservinä. Krk-joukkue oli tien varressa vähän taaempana ja siirtyi taistelun edettyä asemiin vihollisten ensimmäisten asemien korkeudelle. Tästä krh avasi tulen, johon vihollisien vastasi jonkun aikaa. Myöhemmin saatiin tietää, että vih. toinen krk oli saanut täysosuman omasta heittimestämme. Vihollisen vastarinta oli kova ja ampui se kaikilla jv. aseilla niin paljon kuin niillä voi ampua. Vihollisen koetettua murtautua asemiemme läpi oikealla luutn. S[?] komppanian lohkolle (kaistalle), antoi kers. Saranpään[?] joukkue väkeä perään. Luutn. [?] onneksi ja vihollisen hyökkäyksen torjutuksi ja löi ryssät takaisin nopealla iskulla. Vihollinen yritti myös vasemmalta, mutta lyötiin takaisin sielläkin. Luutn. Tukiaisen[?] jääk. joukkueen kanssa oli siellä apuna. Vihollinen yritti nyt kaikella voimallaan jokapaikasta lyödä joukkomme takaisin, mutta epäonnistui siinä. Vihollisen tuli oli erittäin kova. Vihollisella oli maahan kaivetut hyvät asemat.

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