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Re: Finnish ace in Soviet AF !

Post by Juha Tompuri » 13 Dec 2005 16:29

Topspeed wrote:Excuse me, but I have a question in this same genre.

Who was the highest scoring Soviet ACE that had a finnish name. How many kills did he achieve ?
Excuse me too, but, as interesting sounding question you have, it actually is Robbs turn to post a new question.

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Post by Topspeed » 14 Dec 2005 07:11

I know, but you guys have such a high flying knowledge that I haven't been able to cut in for weeks..so before I forget I decided to attack with my question...like finns in the Continuation War.....swiftly before 22nd and sneakly with all force....buahhahamuahahah !

( I hope you'll understand this was a joke ! )

Please go a head Robb. Stage is yours !

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Post by Robb » 14 Dec 2005 12:06

Greetings from Downunder (temp today max in Brisbane +35 degrees Celsius!)

Back to the quiz -

Who commanded the Soviet Northern Front during Operation Silverfuchs?

(Have seen the pictures of snow posted on the Forum from our friends in the northern hemisphere! - I have never seen snow fall! - only seen it a long time later)

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Post by Topspeed » 14 Dec 2005 12:57

Robb wrote:
(Have seen the pictures of snow posted on the Forum from our friends in the northern hemisphere! - I have never seen snow fall! - only seen it a long time later)

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I haven't got sun tan for a year and a half..last summer I had to work. :lol:

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Post by Mangrove » 14 Dec 2005 15:22

Robb wrote:Who commanded the Soviet Northern Front during Operation Silverfuchs?
R. I Panin. Source: "The German Northern Theater of Operations 1940-1945" by Earl F. Ziemke

Ps. No snow in here (southern Finland) and the temperature is -2

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Post by Robb » 15 Dec 2005 10:25

Hi Martti,

You are correct over to you!

To my Finnish friends on the Forum - another hot one today (approx 32 degrees C) Would sure like to see some of that snow!

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Post by Tero T » 15 Dec 2005 12:50

We had 10 cm of snow yesterday, another 20cm today,more tomorrow. Send address and I will mail you some, I have lots . Tero T Toronto

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Post by Topspeed » 16 Dec 2005 16:39

-5 degrees here in Oulu......humid..the sea is still open.......formidable 5 cm of snow.

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Post by Mangrove » 16 Dec 2005 18:32

OK, new question. What was the mission of 1./Pion.P 33 during the battles at Vuosaari-Äyräpää in 1944?

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Post by Esa K » 19 Dec 2005 17:13

Could it be so that 1./Pion.P 33´s mission was to keep the ferry over river Vuoksi in working condition...?


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Post by Mangrove » 19 Dec 2005 17:23

Esa K wrote:Could it be so that 1./Pion.P 33´s mission was to keep the ferry over river Vuoksi in working condition...?
Very good Esa. The answer is correct. My grandfather served in 1./Pion. P33 as a pioneer during 1943-1944, so this was a natural subject to me ask a question. Here's a part from his military passport.
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Post by Esa K » 19 Dec 2005 18:55

Thanks Martti...

...tried first to look in the books i have about the battles around Äyräpää in 1944 but didn´t found the mention of the company, so, some closer examination of maps of the area gave the foundation to my (educated :wink: ) guess about what the pioneers (engineers) may have done there...


New Q: What items in the Finnish army inventory was nicknamed "Krokotiili" (think a translation is not really needed here, but, yes it´s: "Crocodile").



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Post by Robb » 20 Dec 2005 00:45

The British had a flame thrower tank which I think was named the crocodile. Would the Finnish "Krokotiili" be a flame thrower tank as well?

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Post by Esa K » 20 Dec 2005 15:28

At the time when the Churchill "Crocodiles" appeared on the battlefield, all Finnish (ex-Soviet) flamethrower-tanks was not anymore in use as flamethrower-tanks (if they ever was used as such by the Finnish army..???). So, sorry, no...

Hint #1: Much smaller than a tank...


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Post by Tero T » 20 Dec 2005 21:36

Was it the name of a Nauru Lehti (humour paper/publication). Tero T Toronto

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