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Post by Esa K » 12 Oct 2006 11:24

I wrote:Well in a way, as he was a part of that unit, but the answer is not so much in the end linked to the unit he belonged to...
...than to what he did.
Janne wrote: but could he be the last soldier to wear a uniform (in active service or as a retired officer with a right to wear a uniform) featuring a tank-killer's badge?
Yes, as he knocked out one (?) tank during the summer of 1944, and was awarded the tank-killer badge, he was the last in active service who carried it on the sleeve of his uniform.

Congrats to Janne, Helsinki, Finland who now have to serve us the next question.


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Post by Janne » 12 Oct 2006 13:49

Actually I'm amazed that the post-war dress code had a place for that badge, I would've classified it with other wartime sleeve or cap insignia rather than with decorations. But I suppose it wasn't any different from the parachutist's badge or (later) the marksman's badge.

Anyway, inspired by certain thread drift: what, where and when was the last active mission of the Finnish submarines?

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Post by Janne » 14 Oct 2006 08:18

I really do not how I could give a hint without giving away the answer! I'll just say that after this mission the subs made one final voyage to Suomenlinna where they spent the next eight years stripped on a dry dock.

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Post by Janne » 16 Oct 2006 08:51

Well. well...after eight years all but one were sold as scrap to a Dutch businessman. "Vesikko" avoided that fate and twenty years later it was opened for the public as a museum. "Vesihiisi" was also briefly turned into a public attraction in London by representing it as "U-17, the scourge of the sea".

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Post by Janne » 17 Oct 2006 10:06

I guess I could reveal that no ships were either sunk or sighted during this mission.

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Post by Fremen » 18 Oct 2006 09:42

Well, i quess i take a shot at this.

31.8-2.9.1944 patrol made by Vetehinen near Lavansaari is said to be last war patrol, storm prevented any action that time.

Maybe it is that?

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Post by Janne » 18 Oct 2006 11:32

Later than that!

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Post by Fremen » 18 Oct 2006 12:43

Lets try again then.

15.9.1944 All submarines were sent to Nauvo area in fear of German attack to Ahvenanmaa. Peace treaty grounded them at 19.9.1944. After that they were transferred to Turku 27.10.1944.

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Post by Janne » 19 Oct 2006 09:01

Excellent! (Small nitpick, though: the agreement signed on September 19th in Moscow is usually referred to as the armistice or interim peace agreement. The peace treaty is the one signed on February 10th 1948 in Paris.)

Kind of curious that while the Soviets werr very keen on getting the Finns fight the Germans in the north, they weren't interested in having Finnish subs sink German ships in the Baltic...

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Post by Fremen » 19 Oct 2006 09:32

True, armistice indeed.


Here we go then,

What was the event that started 6.January 1940 12.03, which even raised international press intrest as unprecedented happening?

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Post by Esa K » 19 Oct 2006 11:19

6 January 1940 12.03: Lieutenant Jorma Sarvanto, LLv.24, in FR-76, attacks the first of the six Soviet DB-3 bombers he shoot down during the following five minutes...


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Post by Fremen » 19 Oct 2006 11:40

And that it was, probably could have shot down last plane of that 7 plane flight as well, but he ran out of ammunition.

So, next question comes from Esa K

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Post by Harri » 19 Oct 2006 13:44

Janne wrote:(Small nitpick, though: the agreement signed on September 19th in Moscow is usually referred to as the armistice or interim peace agreement. The peace treaty is the one signed on February 10th 1948 in Paris.)
(Actually armistice started on 4.9. (or 5.9.) and (the second) interim peace period on 19.9.)

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Post by Esa K » 19 Oct 2006 18:14

Thanks Fremen...

...and here comes the next q:

From wich automobile company orginated the second most common trucks in Finnish Army use during the Continuation War...?


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Post by Juha Tompuri » 19 Oct 2006 23:30

Hmmm... a well phrased question..( as allways :) ).
Esa K wrote:From wich automobile company orginated
do Gaz trucks belong to "originated from Ford Motor Company" ?
my guess is...Chevrolet ???

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