Juha Tompuri wrote:
Juha Tompuri wrote:
So... AFAIK not all of them were killed by Finns
Not less than three of them were shot by partisans, but of course, most part were killed in action: Anya Kononova and Zinaida Bukina on Elmozero during crossing, 4 women - in night fight at 15 August near road Paatane-Kuznavolok, 5 - on hill 264,9, else 8 including pregnant Masha Popova (wife of commaner detachment "Avengers" Alexander Popov) - on hill 195,1. Looks strange, but after fight on hill 195,1 finnish soldiers from Vierimaa and Alakulppi detachments didn't captured many POWs, they killed almost all who was surrounded - about 80 partrisans. From memories of Pavel Oberemko: "Once I seen - crows circling above the edge of the forest. I thought, there is something. Go. I see - people lay. Beginning to see and meet among the dead: Popov, Lonin, Pekarskiy, Masha Sidorova (Popova)
- all 3rd detachment <...>. There were traces of brutality. Two of our nurses were lying on a fallen trees, faces up, with removed pants and naked breasts. It was terrible to see".
Only 1 man was taken prisoner - Aleksey Gryabin. At the begining of the fight, when radioman was killed, Popov sent Gryabin and one more partisan to brigade for the help. But finns found them and after short shooting Gryabin's companion was killed, and he was captured. During the interrogation he called another name - Mironov Ivan Ivanovich, later he was sent to concentration camp near Medvezhegorsk, had a # RE-1119. At 13 June 1943 with 8 soviet POWs he escaped from camp and 26 June 1943 was killed in Paatane, where his mother lived. Finns not allowed to bury him and his body lain in swamp near village more than year. When soviet units came back, Gryabin was buried in a "bed of honor" in Paatene.
LW wrote:That one Finnish officer MIA was Lieutenant Väinö Yliperttula (whose surname is in simpler form "Perttula" in most sources). Gusarov's book has a description where a partisan shot Finnish officer from across a small marsh and then sneaked there to retrieve his backback. His papers then revealed the name of the casualty to be Perttula. The account where Gusarov describes how a Finnish officer was captured, interrogated, and shot during the same battle seems to be completely fiction
I met 2 versions, how Yliperttula was killed.
(soviet version) he was killed in fight when partisans attacked Pertulla's company and finns retreated through the swamp. From memories of machine gunner Sergey Zhiganov: "Our offensive ended. There were many dead and wounded. Platoons commanders Grishukov and Gregorejev gave orders to depart. All mixed up in the woods - finns and ours. Moving away, we shot appearing finns. So was hit a major Pertulla. I took his handkerchief to clean the MG, inside I found a wristwatch and given it to komissar Aristov. Platoon commander Grishukov took his sweater and boots because his fell apart"
From award sheet of Vostryakov Dmitriy Ivanovich:
"Vostryakov Dmitriy Ivanovich in the enemy's rear from 29.06 to 25.08.1942 was a sniper and killed 5 finns, among them the commander of the Finnish battalion officer Perttula on 264,9 hill at 31.07.42, took his maps, secret documents, smg "Suomi" and "Mauser", and handed all to brigade HQ"
during finnish attack at morning 31.07 Perttula was captured and later shot. From memories of Boris Voronov:
"I remember at the summer of 1942 during a raid of Grigoriev's Partisan Brigade to Porosozero to the campfire was delivered a captured commander of the Finnish battalion. If memory serves me correctly, his name was major Perttula. It was important for our command prisoner, Grigoriev and Aristov wished to send him to our rear. Started to prepare a special group, but could not to gather it: the brigade has not appeared fighters are able to quickly and surely reach soviet rear. And the food is almost finished.
A major also was desperate. He sat, sat near the fire, and then jump over to smg ... I do not remember who from adjutants - Makarikhin or Kutin - from pistol shot him right in the forehead. If for one moment later, major immediately will shoot all in headquarters"