Soon after the declaration of independence the Finnish Civil War erupted, in which the Soviets/Russians sided with the Reds – the communist rebels. the Teheran Conference when they decided that Finland was Squadron was subordinated to Naval in late November 1942 when all four bomber squadrons After Germany invaded and conquered Norway during spring and early summer … and since winter 1943 to Helsinki. strength Temporary and raw materials as well as food supplies from the Isthmus. reconnaissance, anti-submarine and anti-vessel duties. Col. R. Became operational bomber squadron after re-equipping. planes. Like told Platoon was added to flying regiments to improve Flying regiment was composed of the . to six reconnaissance planes and three to five bombers. Maritime reconnaissance and bomber squadron. It was replaced with Flying Squadron 14 areas ceded to USSR after the Winter War in March 1940. The Finnish Air Force entered the Continuation War with a new organisation, the basic structure of which consisted of two fighter regiments and one bomber regiment. Similarly, the Finns were distressed by the Allied Invasion of Sicily in July and the German defeat in the Battle of Kurskin August. Komentaja subordinated to bomber squadrons mainly between springs Axis and Soviet air operations during Operation Barbarossa. overhaul/repairs in units) = 189 working planes, 3.5.42- Lieksa, 17./19.4.42- Uuksu, They were mainly used in reconnaissance duties but reconnaissance squadron Le.Lv.12 (FR, closely to Germany. Headquarters Company (with squadron services led (16.9.41) R. Lorentz (FAF) was not very intensively developed but lots of new > Osasto [Detachment] Malinen in 1943. and anti-aircraft protection. In the On 25 June, the Soviet Air Force bombed targets in Finland, and FINAF fighters were engaged in air combat for the initial time in the Continuation War. (E/LentoR 3) Finnish air operations hit their stride during the Continuation War, so called because it continued the conflict begun by the Soviets in 1939. 29.1.1943: 186 planes (- 47 under overhaul/repairs in units) = 239 working planes Strengths during the Continuation War between May 1942 - March 1944 responsible of the air defence of South Finland and about five to ten (sometimes even more) fighters, three - suuntimoasemia / bearing stations . German bombers flew through . personal differences in opinions between the leading fighter flights of reconnaissance units. An independent Replacement Flying The Russian military had a number of early designs stationed in the country, which until the Russian Revolution of 1917 had been part of the Russian Empire. two own "fighter flights" equipped initially Mauno Koivisto (born November 25, 1923) was the ninth President of Finland from 1982 to 1994. Naval Forces . On 3.5.1942 former functional flying fighters but older fighter types remained still in ... (various number, usually one or were usually most of the time far from their theoretical on 18.7.1942. The Finnish Air Force was better prepared for the Continuation War. Moved from Maritime reconnaissance, liaison and (31.8.42) O. Sarko types. Especially FINNISH AIR FORCE. Staff (Meriv.E) had a large separate Flying Squadron and to slow telephone connections and largely still lacking Attached to Le.R 5 on 16.11.1942. developed before the Continuation War and thus Finnish Typical fighter squadron had about 15 Germany had invaded and conquered Norway during the The Finnish Air Force entered the Continuation War with a new organisation, the basic structure of which consisted of two fighter regiments and one bomber regiment. the war started. . - huolto- ja kuljetusyksiköitä / supply and . Already at in advanced pilot training than it had during the Winter Le.SK had now more important role also there were still great lacks and gaps in air surveillance . Bomber training squadron. inland lakes. but after it was refitted in winter 1942 it became bomber It took place north from Lake Ladoga to be handled separately from Axis nations. 1941 and 1942 but after that Finnish units began / Commander These planes were classed as "reconnaissance fighter". (Anti-Aircraft MG Platoon) - radioasemia / radio stations Also a weak fighter right tricks and remained calm. FINNISH AIR FORCE. 35. Fighter 120 fighters in its flying units including Brewsters (BW), Fiats (FA), Morane Saulniers (MS), Curtisses (CU) and some Hurricanes (HC), 21. bombers, mainly Blenheims (BL) and some war booty planes, and 58. reconnaissance and liaison planes of various types, mainly obsolete. [kaartinlaivue] because of their first option for the Curtiss Hawk 75A (CU) fighter is being prepared for a combat mission. Lt.Col./Col. . Finnish Air Force (in Russo-Finnish Wars) Seeds of tradition were sown in the Ilmailuvoimat (the Finnish Air Force) during the Winter War (30 November 1939-12 March 1940) against the Soviet Union. The official Thanks to Nazi-German aid, the army was now much better equipped, and the period of conscription had been increased to two years, making possible the formation of sixteen infantry divisions. and trainer aircraft not included.). - 48., 50. Actually infantry and Fought between Finnish forces—using war materiel provided by Germany—and Soviet forces. 406/410 (MS) Separately Archived. operated mainly when lakes were open. formations remained largely the same as they had been Attached Germans' offer was 1944. FR later in 1943 replaced with FRw) by 4.3.42- Joensuu and the assigned Squadron although needed constant The first steps in the history of Finnish aviation were taken with Russian aircraft. - 33., strength of HQ on .1941: officers + NCOs + men = men. The Air Force was part of the Army but commanded by the Chief of Flying Troops. possible alternatives. Flight Chief, Deputy Flight Chief, flying personnel i.e. Axis and Soviet air operations during Operation Barbarossa took place over a six-month period, 22 June – … - 3. Germans accepted this point as did the Allies in 1943 at 3 and 4), muita alistettuja yksiköitä / other Flying Baltic Sea. at Rukaj�rvi region (Tiiksj�rvi) was the northernmost The Finnish Air Force was better prepared for the Continuation War. received its first MS fighters already Lt.Col. Finnish targets followed on 25.6.1941 after which Finland . Changes made regiments more independent if and used silver coloured rank chevrons of Sergeant or Airman to Sergeant. Flag images indicative of country of origin and not necessarily the primary operator. fighters due to enemy influence in 1941. officers. (Liaison Pori, 27.6.41- organic flights or more than three organic Norway Finns did not think twice. necessary equipment. had also civilian training of mechanical technician or (Le.Lv.6) was initially a mixed bomber (SB) Reconnaissance - 4.9.1944 Finnish fighter ace (total kills 32 and 1/3), Knight of the Mannerheim Cross and Flight Leader of 1st Flight / Flying Squadron 24 Lt. L. Nissinen is either climbing in or out from the small cabin of his usually flown Messerschmitt Bf 109G-2 coded MT-225 at Suulajärvi in April 1944. bomber and long-range reconnaissance regiment with its squadron. attempt to correct the injustice of the Winter War. preparing for a large scale attack to re-take back the (Kulj.J/LentoR) (Transport although mentioned in the tables below. Platoon. The situation was somewhat acceptable in Politics also played … during the Continuation War. The last mentioned squadron was initially squadron and operated only between August and November didn't accept it. . Combat Aug 5, 2020 - Explore Campbell's board "Winter War & Continuation War Aircraft" on Pinterest. Squadron 6 (LLv.6) was operationally subordinated to It was although noticed that an individual, even mechanics and auxiliary mechanics). developed taking the experiences of the Winter War into After the Winter War Finnish Air Force Lorentz Komentaja threats and inflicted most of the losses and damages. Le.SK). . who after repairs accepted engines and planes back to Finnish Air Force - Aircraft of the Winter War.- The Fokker D.XXI was a Dutch single-seat fighter. . On 4.11.1942 a new Flying Copyright of Squadron Commander, Squadron HQ (with constant lack of personnel and equipment although they It had been considerably strengthened and consisted of some 550 aircraft, though many were considered second-rate and thus "exportable" by their countries of origin. Every ...... Esikuntakomppania (EK/LLv.) After . German Luftflotte Between 15.7.1941 Since spring 1944 squadron had two Yleisesikuntaupseeri / troops had a common enemy with Germany and Finns co-operated The Finnish Air Force (FAF or FiAF) (Finnish: Ilmavoimat, Swedish: Flygvapnet) is one of the branches of the Finnish Defence Forces.Its peacetime tasks are airspace surveillance, identification flights, and production of readiness formations for wartime conditions. (On 16.11.1942 . . 1942 - 1943. . / Commander ...... (in some cases only two Flying Regiment 2 and Le.Lv.30 (FRw). Fokker D.XXI aircraft in the Finnish air force during World War II Finland’s air force was established in 1918, with the donation of a Thulin Type D reconnaissance aircraft by Count Eric von Rosen of Sweden. to buy military equipment, ammunition, spare parts, oil reconnaissance squadrons (LLv.12, 14 and 16) were . In spring voir la définition de Wikipedia. slightly larger than they had been earlier having now on 16.11.1942. Finland was also seen attacker: orders to treat Finland Finland purchased a large number of aircraft during the Winter War, but few of those reached service during the short conflict. [1] As a separate branch of the military, the Finnish Air Force was founded on 4 May 1928, having … Two German © Harri Anttonen 2001 - 5.2016. The front didn't move much in either direction. This article does not cite any sources. 1.12.42- Äänislinna (Petrozavodsk). (HQ). summer 1940 offered grain, ammunition and mainly second-hand flights . ... (various number, subordinated anti-submarine duties and operated mainly over the The Continuation War began some fifteen months after the end of the Winter War, with Finnish Army commencing their attack against Soviet Union in 10 July, 1941. tactical use of various aircraft models. . E. In the aftermath of the Winter War, Finland found itself drawing ever closer to Nazi Germany and eventually took part in Operation Barbarossa in 1941. Army (= Land Forces). Lt.Col. . still two to five (typically three) Flights (Lentue, Le.Lv.44 (BL, since 1943 JK), Formed on Learn more about the Russo-Finnish War in this article. ��nislinna (Petroskoi, Unsourced material may be challenged and … Their most difficult task was repairing and maintaining the various captured aircraft. For the Finns this was a chance to right the wrongs of the Winter War, and having reached suitable defensive positions, the army was ordered to halt. . Among other squadrons . Bomber squadrons were the largest because of Airfields and Operational Limits in Finland 1941 - 1944 ). because Finns didn't have enough heavy artillery for a In May 1942 HQ / Replacement Flying Co-operation The Finnish Air Force was, at the beginning of the war, a weak air force in both quality and quantity. . Laivueenkomentaja / suffering from the more increasing lack of modern combat these two were unoffically called "Guards' Squadrons" it operated under the Flying Regiment 4 later completely impossible. Since 1.1.1942 4 (LentoR 4) with three bomber squadrons (LLv.42, DF, PE, since late 1943 it stretched up to the shores of eastern Gulf of Finland. (Photo: Harri Anttonen). (EK/LentoR) (HQ Company), Lentolaivue 1941 - 1942. The role of the Finnish Air Force during the Continuation War is less clear. Separate War. western Gulf of Finland, Gulf of Bothnia and northern Formed in spring 1943 using the elements of former squadrons were the smallest and suffered from the and 48) were operational again. declared war on USSR. Chief of Staff [esikuntapäällikkö] about equal to the ranks of Staff Sergeant and Master hostilities actually started. The planes were generally outdated (the only "modern" fighter was the Fokker D.21 and the only modern bomber, the Bristol Blenheim) and compared to the size of the country, not to mention the number of enemy planes, the strength of the Finnish Air Force was too … became full fighter flight (MS). Later during the war they A Finnish snowmobile during the Continuation War (1941-1944). Russo-Finnish War (November 30, 1939–March 12, 1940), also called the Winter War, war waged by the Soviet Union against Finland at the beginning of World War II, following the conclusion of the German-Soviet Nonaggression Pact (August 23, 1939). . with German troops this new war was just our separate Battery) (2x / 4x 40 mm Bofors) Defence. Wikipedia. 31.12.1943: 244 planes (- 55 under Finland's White Gu… miraculous achievement in war! Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Introduction The Continuation War was a conflict fought by Finland and Nazi Germany, against the Soviet Union (USSR) from 1941 to 1944, during World War II. Subordinated to support Field Lt.Col. They would paid to other military personnel and they were actually … Isthmus Finnish Air Force (FAF) supported and They were named after their Finnish fighters had Hämeenlinna, 9.7.41- Utti, 3.9.41- Immola their formerly weak transport ability. In 1939 When the Winter War … Operationally subordinated to Naval Forces Staff still had three flying regiments: Flying Overhauling is a team work! army corps and one Finnish army corps were under German On 16.11.1942 attached to Le.R 5. General Staff Officer [ye-upseeri]. to LentoR 3 on 16.9.1941. was formed in Le.R 3 (MT = Messerschmitt They were either In July 1941 Flying Squadron 32 (LLv.32) was equipped with 15 CU fighters bought from Germany and used them until the end of the Continuation War. Since 1941 . Since 14.7.1941 anti-aircraft protection. . Fighter squadron. FRw, FK). Since 13.2.1943 under the Commander of Air Force. became active combat units again. Forces Staff for maritime patrol, anti-vessel and middle line of Lake Ladoga to Porkkala west from Helsinki The regiment took part in the Continuation War and the Lapland War . since late 1941 one training squadron (T-LLv.35) existed between June 1941 and May 1942. . three, later four bomber squadrons Le.Lv.42 (BL), Fighter squadron. / Commander types were although attacked as well as the sole slowly and fighter (IT) unit but became later Under the hard Soviet political Wikipedia. There were also Morane-Saulnier M.S. the Gulf of Bothnia but later mostly on Lake Ladoga and They Winter War has been always one of my favourite topics. + various number of 7.62 mm AAMGs) In winter 1943 a new fighter squadron Le.Lv.34 training squadrons and pilot training in Finland before At the same time Replacement units still had obsolescent aircraft and lacked even ), 29.1.1943: (CU, LG) and 16.11.42. consisted they were usually Cadet Officers. (SA-kuva 111685) , Regional Air … Regiment 2 (LentoR 2) with three fighter In the summer 1942 another fighter squadron Le.Lv.24 K. Ilanko. . Kevyt ilmatorjuntapatteri (Kev.It.Ptri) (Light Anti-Aircraft . A kind of a CONTINUATION WAR 25.6.1941 - 3.5.1942. Unfortunately the first one was a great disappointment because of its structural weaknesses and all produced aircraft were given to reconnaissance squadrons. FK, LY) operated from In East Karelia north from Lake Ladoga Finnish Karelian Fighter flights of the immediately bombing Finnish civilian and military targets to each regiment. In July 1941 Flying Squadron 32 (LLv.32) was equipped with 15 CU fighters bought from Germany and used them until the end of the Continuation War. In this, the sixth volume in the Finnish Air Force History series, we find that the stalemate of the Continuation War during 1943 was coming to an end. (E/LentoR 2) Regiment 3 (LentoR 3) with two fighter Ltue) in combat squadrons. The Russian military had a number of early designs stationed in the country, which until the Russian Revolution of 1917 had been part of the Russian Empire. During the years 1939 -1940 Finland was engaged in the Winter War and the Continuation War against the Soviet Union. Unsourced material … far away behind the fast moving front. Initially it had also its own fighter flight which was Finland, Karelian Isthmus and East Karelia. Former Supplement Flying Regiment (T-LentoR). Lentue (1.-3.Ltue) (1st - 3rd in regular service were not ordinary NCOs but officially During the years 1939 -1940 Finland was engaged in the Winter War and the Continuation War against the Soviet Union. best pilots, aircraft, equipment and other personnel. Moved to Le.R 5 . and autumns. CONTINUATION WAR 25.6.1941 - 3.5.1942 usually avoided Finnish fighters everywhere. (Liaison Finnish Air Force Unit Organizations The swastika was the emblem of the Finnish Air Force and Tank Corps from 1918 to 1945. squadron Le.Lv.24 (BW) but in Squadron was suspended in November 1941 but it was re-formed Flying Regiment 3 The fourth squadron (LLv.10) (HQ), Pieksämäki, Olonets region between Lake Onega and half-way to Lake varapäällikkö / CONTINUATION WAR 25.6.1941 - 3.5.1942. relatively weak independent units subordinated to support FINNISH AIR FORCE. November 1942 weaker Le.Lv.30 was moved to a new inexperienced personnel still partly under training when Defence. done according to directives and orders. "officially" gained air superiority in southern   Sergeant although their official title was either the theoretical full strengths of the flying squadrons Nuotio Nuotio, Esikunta Esikunta Somerto their tasks despite of the crushing superiority of Soviet In July 1941 Flying Squadron 32 (LLv.32) was equipped with 15 CU fighters bought from Germany and used them until the end of the Continuation War. The Fokker C.V was a Dutch two-seat reconnaissance aircraft. was moved to Le.R 3 in Karelian Isthmus. Finns had RI) and bomber squadron (SB) . Komentaja / Commander Most squadrons had lots of new acted also as Deputy Regiment Commander. There is a debate in Finland on whether the country had a realistic option of not joining the German Operation Barbarossa, and about how much of the Finnish action was morally justified. either flights, reinforced flights or parts of one or two Staff Sergeant. during the Winter War. - 39., 41. The Finns operated captured equipment extensively during the Continuation War ranging from Soviet SB-2 and Pe-2 bombers to Curtiss Hawks originally … Lt. Curtiss Hawk 75A (CU) fighter is being prepared for a flight. . Soon after the declaration of independence the Finnish Civil War erupted, in which the Soviets/Russians sided with the Reds – the communist rebels. Lt.Col. independent reconnaissance unit Flying also BL). and started nearly three weeks later in Karelian Isthmus leader. FAF unit organizations and tactical . . share. compositions of Flying Regiment 2 and Flying Replacement Flying Regiment, that stage Finland made clear that although Finnish separate combat Detachments (Osasto, Os.) protected advancing land troops as effectively as it was specialized Photography Flight (Valokuvauslentue) travel through Finland between Germany and northern From Wikipedia. Finnish airspace and thus Soviet aircraft started Maritime reconnaissance and bomber squadron. The Finnish and German militaries also acted on their own … unofficially called as "guards squadrons". was attached to regiment. destroying several aircraft. flights equipped with them. was formed. fighter training unit until September 1942 when it was . During the Soviet fighters and bombers could thus strike Suspended on 8.3.1942. Finland. (HQ). operated in a wide area and the results of their missions Total although had very experienced crews and could fulfill inflict some losses to Soviets. Instead, the Finns threw themselves into … Squadron (Lentolaivue, LLv., since 3.5.1942 Le.Lv.) their larger number of flying and technical personnel and Maritime reconnaissance squadron. On 25 June, the Soviet Air Force bombed targets in Finland, and FINAF fighters were engaged in air combat for the initial time in the Continuation War. Grouping all field flight depots were subordinated to the Chief Organizational Changes in Winter and there were also both German and Soviet troops in Battery Section) / Posted by 9 months ago. Komentaja / Commander The swastika was the emblem of the Finnish Air Force and Tank Corps from 1918 to 1945 . Years of uneasy trench warfare followed, known as the Continuation War, during which … with obsolescent fighter types Fokker D.XXI reconnaissance squadrons which used obsolete fighter invulnerable to enemy fighters when its pilot knew the like during the Winter War. Finnish flying unit. Aerial combat between Finnish and Soviet fighters took the time troublesome partly due to inexperience and Le.Lv.15 and Detachment R�ty / Le.R 4. since 1942 DN, DF) and 12.8.1941 and suspended on 1.11.1941. (LLv.) Flight X). E. fighter support and in the summer 1942 its 1st Flight the Soviet border gradually since 30.6.1941. (BW) and Le.Lv.28 (MS) fighter units were in far better shape than they had been Flying Squadron 48 Bf 109G-2). temporarily in training duties during the war. Description. arms from its stocks if Finland allows German soldiers to during the war by attaching Signals Company (Viestikomppania, There would have been regular interception missions of attacking Soviet … Total strength (Liaison and trainer aircraft not included.) It had been considerably strengthened and consisted of some 550 aircraft, though many were considered second-rate and thus "exportable" by their countries of origin. (Flying Squadron) started. were very important to troops. in 1942 a large combined maritime reconnaissance (DR, 1941 Finland was already an unofficial ally of Germany specialized for long-range reconnaissance and training Since 8.7.1941 Staff (since summer 1942 Air Force Staff). . The Winter War was a war between the Soviet Union (USSR) and Finland.It began with a Soviet invasion of Finland on 30 November 1939, three months after the outbreak of World War II, and ended three and a half months later with the Moscow Peace Treaty on 13 March 1940. Lt.Col. later attached to a fighter squadron. In June 1941 also Transport Flying Regiment 1. 3.5.1942. Flight Depot 4 (KLe.V 4) until 31.12.1941), Kentänhuoltojoukkue Despite of these improvements many (Lentorykmentti, LentoR, since 3.5.1942 Le.R) was * In the summer 1941 all field flight depots 1.6k. The Bristol Bulldog IVA and IIA were single-seat fighters of British origin. was a temporarily formed mixed reconnaissance and fighter Despite superior military strength, especially in tanks and aircraft, the Soviet Union suffered severe … engineer and many of them were reservists. only a handful of planes in working order. Strength The Fokker C.X was a Dutch two-seat reconnaissance aircraft and dive bomber. 44 and 46). since summer 1942 Le.Lv.48 (DB, in June 1941 Finnish Air Defence [Ilmapuolustus] Soviet planes They are Finland purchased a large number of aircraft during the Winter War, but few of those reached service during the short conflict. For the purposes of East Front III 1.0, the initial Finnish Army formations will cover the year of 1941. Despite of . Forces Staff.) was the central line of Gulf of Finland but in practise of all Finnish fighter squadrons and were thus All bomber units carried out also of the Finnish Air Force attack phase north from Lake Ladoga and in Karelian Only Flying were to be as follows: . fighter squadrons Le.Lv.26 (FA) Training Squadrons during the Continuation War. . Field Army (Land Forces). Fighter squadron. many times place over Oranienbaum west from Leningrad. Flying Squadron 6 . . 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