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Re: The official AHF Winter & Continuation War quiz thread

Post by kuuskajaskari » 14 May 2016 13:37

Ok, let´s stay by the river Svir.

The Finnish pioneer troops made several bridges over the river Svir.
What was the longest bridge and when it was in use.

ps. I hope Juha does not answer immediately, we have the same source ... :milwink:

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Post by Panssari Salama » 16 May 2016 20:03

kuuskajaskari wrote:Ok, let´s stay by the river Svir.

The Finnish pioneer troops made several bridges over the river Svir.
What was the longest bridge and when it was in use.

ps. I hope Juha does not answer immediately, we have the same source ... :milwink:
Looking around, seems the bridge built at Voznesenje by Finnish engineers is a good candidate. It was 392 metres long, and 6 meters wide.

It was taken into use in 5 April 1942. I assume it was destroyed as the Finnish units retreated from the area in 1944.

There's a few photograps of the bridge available in SA-Kuva, including this rare color picture:

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Rakenteilla olevaa Syvärin siltaa. Voznesenja 18.3.1942.
Bridge under construction over Svir. Voznesenja 18.3.1942
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Post by kuuskajaskari » 18 May 2016 06:22

No, voznesenje bridge is the second longest.
The bridge was in use much longer than the bridge in question. Bridges were destroyed on the same day.

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Post by kuuskajaskari » 19 May 2016 11:57

The bridge was in use only three days and it was one-way trafic mainly.

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Post by kuuskajaskari » 22 May 2016 14:54

Juha, you know the answer, so...

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Post by Juha Tompuri » 22 May 2016 20:08

Perhaps the Cape Rovskoje bridge?

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Post by kuuskajaskari » 23 May 2016 07:02

That's right, the Cape Rovskoje bridge was 507m long and was really only in use from 16 June to 19 June 1944.
It was built by 1.SillanRK and destroyed by Pion. P 28.

And a special bonus for him who can find a picture of the bridge ...

In any case, Juha, your turn.

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Post by Esa Muikku » 27 May 2016 18:35

Panssari Salama wrote:Therefore it is likely the airframe in the picture is MT-417. :milsmile:
If you trust on the books by (Mr. Keskinen &) Mr. Stenman, there is no doubt that the plane is MT-417.

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Post by kuuskajaskari » 10 Jun 2016 18:01

Still waiting for tricky question ...
In the meantime, picture of a log house, what is this building and what is its history.
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Post by Juha Tompuri » 23 Jun 2016 20:32

Sorry for my absence. Let's go on with your interesting tricky one.
Any hints?

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Post by kuuskajaskari » 24 Jun 2016 14:45

Ok.
This building was built in 1942-43 by JR14 soldiers, as you can see on the wall. The building was moved to the Finnish side in the spring 1943 and was finished in the autumn 1944.
The building was intended for public use and the money collected was used to help brothers in arms and their families.

This wonderful log building is open to the public, there is a café, meeting rooms and banquet facilities .
Address is named after the former commander...

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Post by sandels » 28 Jun 2016 16:58

Heh, this is almost too easy for me... My (then) girfriend's father arranged our wedding reception in there... without telling either of us we were supposed to get married :)

Honkapirtti in Ruissalo, Turku.
History of the place: http://www.honkapirtti.fi/honkapirtin-historiaa/ (in finnish).

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Post by kuuskajaskari » 29 Jun 2016 09:40

Correct. I recommend exploring the place.
sandels, your turn.

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Re: The official AHF Winter & Continuation War quiz thread

Post by sandels » 29 Jun 2016 20:52

Here is a picture of a Soviet war memorial. Fourteen Soviet soldiers died here. Strangely though this place very far from any place where actual fighting took place (if you don't count air war, which is not relevant to this question).
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And if you take a closer look it gets even weirder....

Several names seem to be quite "unsoviet": Vanhanen, Kaatonen, Petterson, Sarvi.

Question: What happened here? (bonus points for knowing the location)
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Post by sandels » 06 Jul 2016 10:04

I found this place by accident while walking the dog (I used to live in the same area). Talking to other "dog walkers" I heard several rumours about this place:

a) It was a POW-camp (not true)
b) place where Soviet transport plane crashed (not true)
c) burial place of Soviet partisans (not true)

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