Finish fighter aces

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Finish fighter aces

Post by Ingo » 11 Nov 2011 10:04

Can somebody help me with these finish fighter pilots ?

Turo Tapio Järvi
Klaus Jarmari Alakoski
Antti Johannes Tani
Väinö Ilmari Suhonen
Aulis Lumme
Eero Juhani Riihikallio
Eero Martti Olavi Halonen
Aaro Eerikki Nuorala
Lasse Erik Aaltonen
Ahti Tauno Ilmari Laitinen
Leo Ahokas
Urho Abraham Nieminen
Hemmo Kullervo Leino
Martti Tauno Johannes Kalima
Kai Kalevi Johannes Metsola
Eino Iisakki Peltola


I´m searching for their dates of death. Some of them could be still alive.

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Re: Finish fighter aces

Post by St.George » 11 Nov 2011 17:30

Hi

In Kalevi Keskinen and Kari Stenmans books Ilmavoitot- Aerial victories part 1 & 2 from 2006 there is a Short biography (both in Finnish and English text) of every Finnish WWII pilot and bomber gunner that scored a aerial victory.

http://www.kolumbus.fi/kari.stenman/

I actually got them in my mail today 30 minutes before your postings so: (Confirmed Kill+probably Kill + Damage)

Turo Tapio Järvi (23 1/2+2+2)

Dob 24 Jan 1919
Dod 20 Aug 1982


Klaus Jarmari Alakoski
(22+6+3)

Dob 17 Aug 1921
Dod 24 Sep 1988

Antti Johannes Tani (20 1/2+0+5)

Dob 3 Aug 1918
Dod -

Väinö Ilmari Suhonen (19 1/2+0+2)

Dob 25 Nov 1915
Dod 17 Apr 1990

Aulis Lumme (15 1/2+1+1)

Dob 8 Jan 1917
Dod -

Eero Juhani Riihikallio (16 1/2+0+1)

Dob 20 March 1919
Dod 6 Sep 1999


Eero Martti Olavi Halonen (14+3+3)

Dob 12 Aug 1919
Dod 10 Sep 2000

Aaro Eerikki Nuorala(12 1/2+2+3)

Dob 28 Oct 1917
Dod 1 Sep 1997


Lasse Erik Aaltonen (13 1/2+0+5)

Dob 3 Sep 1917
Dod 5 Aug 1988


Ahti Tauno Ilmari Laitinen(9+1+0)

Dob 8 oct 1922
Dod 14 Sep 1985

Was POW from 29 Jun 1944-25 D 1944 Dec


Leo Ahokas(11+1+1)

Dob 25 Apr 1915
Dod 25 Oct 1988


Urho Abraham Nieminen(11+0+2)

Dob 18 Dec 1912
Dod 10 Sep 2003


Hemmo Kullervo Leino
(5+6+1)

Dob 8 Apr 1921
Dod -


Martti Tauno Johannes Kalima
(101/2+0+0)

Dob 27 Sep 1916
Dod 23 Jun 2002


Kai Kalevi Johannes Metsola(10+0+2)

Dob 9 Jan 1915
Dod -

Eino Iisakki Peltola (10+1+2)

Dob 17 Feb 1920
DoD 2 Apr 1944

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Re: Finish fighter aces

Post by Ingo » 11 Nov 2011 17:50

Oh great. What for an answer ! Many, many thanks.

So 4 of them could be still alive ?

Antti Johannes Tani
Aulis Lumme
Hemmo Kullervo Leino
Kai Kalevi Johannes Metsola

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Re: Finish fighter aces

Post by St.George » 11 Nov 2011 18:03

Ingo wrote:Oh great. What for an answer ! Many, many thanks.

So 4 of them could be still alive ?

Antti Johannes Tani
Aulis Lumme
Hemmo Kullervo Leino
Kai Kalevi Johannes Metsola
Well they could, but this information was from 2006, maybe you should contact Keskinen or Stenman, they probably knows best.

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Antti Tani has passed away

Post by Juha Tompuri » 04 Apr 2017 21:06

Antti Tani passed away last wednesday, 29th March 2017 at age of 98 yrs.
R.I.P.

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Re: Finish fighter aces - AnttiTani ( and Jussi Huotari)

Post by Lotvonen » 08 Apr 2017 05:26

In case you did not yet read Antti Tani's interview from the year 2002 you can find it here:
http://www.virtualpilots.fi/hist/WW2His ... glish.html

Worth reading if interested.

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Finish fighter aces

Post by Swing » 18 Mar 2018 17:44

Some time ago I bought a Finnish knife (puukko). Potentially it was belonged to one of Finnish biplane fighter aces. Warpath is unusual. There are Siverskaja, Krasnogvardeisk (Gatchina), Smolensk and Jermolino airfields in Russia among indicated ones. Can anyone identify the knife’s owner and clear situation with Finnish pilots at German East front?
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Re: Finish fighter aces

Post by Juha Tompuri » 18 Mar 2018 18:43

Hi!

A very nice puukko indeed.

One candidate might be Ltn/Capt Pehr-Eric Kristian Ahonius.
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http://surfcity.kund.dalnet.se/finland_ahonius.htm

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Re: Finish fighter aces

Post by Juha Tompuri » 18 Mar 2018 19:22

Swing wrote: Finnish pilots at German East front?
Perhaps something to do with the when Finns bought
some I-153 from Germans, and flying them to Finland through USSR?

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Re: Finish fighter aces

Post by Swing » 18 Mar 2018 19:35

Hi, Juha! I thought about Ahonius but I have no evidences. Timeline: Hanko - 1941, German East front - ???, Suursaari - March of 1942. AFAIK purchases of I-153 from Germany were later - in the end of 1942. It would be nice to find some additional data.
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Re: Finish fighter aces

Post by Juha Tompuri » 18 Mar 2018 21:17

Swing wrote: Timeline: Hanko - 1941, German East front - ???, Suursaari.
Hmmm... good point.

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Re: Finish fighter aces- sheath knife

Post by Lotvonen » 19 Mar 2018 05:47

I would place my bet on a mechanic.
Firstly judging by the place names.
Smolensk, Jermolino were places where FAF mechanics salvaged some wrecked DB-3, DB-3F and Pe-2 bombers.
Secondly by the quality of the work of the pieces. FAF mechanics were "jacks of every trade", by necessity they had to be.

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Re: Finish fighter aces- sheath knife

Post by Swing » 20 Mar 2018 19:44

Lotvonen wrote:I would place my bet on a mechanic.
Firstly judging by the place names.
Smolensk, Jermolino were places where FAF mechanics salvaged some wrecked DB-3, DB-3F and Pe-2 bombers.
On the other side Turku, Nummela, Römpötti and others are airfields were I-153 fighters were based. DB-3, DB-3F and Pe-2 are out of the game. Only planes from Squadron No. 6 (Lentolaivue 6) are possible...

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Re: Finish fighter aces- sheath knife

Post by Juha Tompuri » 20 Mar 2018 23:19

Lotvonen wrote: Smolensk, Jermolino were places where FAF mechanics salvaged some wrecked DB-3, DB-3F and Pe-2 bombers.
I'm not completely sure about that.
And the timeline doesn't fit completely either.

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Re: Finish fighter aces

Post by Esa K » 21 Mar 2018 23:22

Dear all!

Still think Lotvonen has a very good point, that it could be about a mecanic, its not about planes in particular, not about units in perticular, cause as with almost every one every individual person, you could change uniti several times, So, as I slowly by reasons I do belive, look at war diaries from Llv 16 of a Petter... And before his duties?

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