Viipuri Railroad station 1941

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tooz
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Viipuri Railroad station 1941

Post by tooz » 22 Apr 2020 03:52

Gentlemen,
I am looking for information on the retaking of the Viipuri railroad station in 1941. Only one source mentions fighting Russian holdouts and I need more information on which units were involved.
Thanks!

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Re: Viipuri Railroad station 1941

Post by Mangrove » 22 Apr 2020 10:36

tooz wrote:
22 Apr 2020 03:52
I am looking for information on the retaking of the Viipuri railroad station in 1941.
According to the war diary of the 8th Division (8.D), the first Finnish patrol entered empty Viipuri shortly before 4 p.m. on 29 August 1941. By then, the station had been destroyed. According to the war diary of the 1st Battalion of Infantry Regiment 45 (I/JR 45), the patrol was possibly theirs.

The ruins of Viipuri Railway Station. SA-Kuva.fi - JSdia032.
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tooz
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Re: Viipuri Railroad station 1941

Post by tooz » 29 Apr 2020 22:49

Mangrove! Thank you very much. I had read an internet article years ago that stated there was fighting here in 1941. That webiste no longer exists. What you have provided certainly helps!

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