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Re: The official AHF Winter & Continuation War quiz thread

Post by John Hilly » 29 Nov 2013 20:21

Thanks!
I must figure out a new question for a while, sorry.

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Re: The official AHF Winter & Continuation War quiz thread

Post by John Hilly » 30 Nov 2013 12:27

This photo is mainly for illustration:
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Capt. Honkanen with puukko on the left, led long-range patrol Hokki in August-September 1944.
Patrol brought home something that didn't belong to them in the first place.
What was it?

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Re: The official AHF Winter & Continuation War quiz thread

Post by John Hilly » 01 Dec 2013 09:42

It couldn't be a prisoner, because truce was committed on 4.9.1944 while the patrol was still on the other side of the hill.
It wasn't booty either.
Guesses recommended and welcome.

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Re: The official AHF Winter & Continuation War quiz thread

Post by John Hilly » 02 Dec 2013 15:32

The 'Thing' I'm looking for was of Finnish origin.

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Re: The official AHF Winter & Continuation War quiz thread

Post by Alanmccoubrey » 02 Dec 2013 16:47

So my idea that it was a WIFE might not be too stupid then ?
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Post by John Hilly » 03 Dec 2013 14:32

Not a wife, sentimental in way though. Sorry Alan!
It was a little piece of...

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Re: The official AHF Winter & Continuation War quiz thread

Post by John Hilly » 04 Dec 2013 14:57

John Hilly wrote:It was a little piece of...
...metal.
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Re: The official AHF Winter & Continuation War quiz thread

Post by John Hilly » 05 Dec 2013 12:47

This should help in solving the question:
The patrol stumbled upon a skeleton sowhere North of Lake Seesjärvi...
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Re: The official AHF Winter & Continuation War quiz thread

Post by John Hilly » 06 Dec 2013 16:45

Patrol found the skeleton by accident. It lied under a big fallen spruce so the body wasn't found earlier either by the Finns or Soviets.
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Post by Juha Tompuri » 07 Dec 2013 08:20

A dog tag?

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Post by John Hilly » 07 Dec 2013 17:58

Yes. The skeleton was a Finnish solder fallen in 1941.
The patrol took his dog tag so that he would be pronounced dead and his relatives got a final truth of his destiny.

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Re: The official AHF Winter & Continuation War quiz thread

Post by Juha Tompuri » 11 Dec 2013 21:40

Sorry for the delay.

Here a new one. What and where?
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Post by John Hilly » 13 Dec 2013 16:55

I have no idea, but it seems that it was supposed to be hung up on an aircraft.
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Post by Juha Tompuri » 13 Dec 2013 20:19

John Hilly wrote: seems that it was supposed to be hung up on an aircraft.
Sorry but no.
Just a bit incomplete.
Here a different version, but from the same place.
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Re: The official AHF Winter & Continuation War quiz thread

Post by peeved » 13 Dec 2013 21:32

Hi Juha,

Captured enemy gliders in Petroskoi?

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