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    These photos were taken by my greatgrandfather Armas Kivelä in 1941-1944 in Northern-Karelia (next to Lake Ladoga). When the war started in 1941, he was a corporal. When he got wounded in 1944, he was a Second Lieutenant Technic Engineer (Constructions master by civil profession). He got awarded medals of freedom first, second and third class, along with Winter War commemoration medal: Home Guard.

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  3. #42

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    These pictures have been taken by some other relatives of mine, before the war. The soldier seems to be from Suojeluskunta?
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  4. #43

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    These photos are excellent, thank you for sharing! The photo of the exact same crashed bomber is also in the SA-kuva site . I can link that if you are interested. Also the photo of the Finnish flag being hoisted, with planes flying over the gate is really aesthetic.

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    Quote by Finnlander View Post
    These pictures have been taken by some other relatives of mine, before the war. The soldier seems to be from Suojeluskunta?
    Also very nice photos! I'm not sure about Suojeluskunta, as I can't see any arm shields. So it's either Suojeluskunta or SA . The second lieutenant in the second photo seems to be wearing collar tabs of Jäger troops.

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    Thanks Aleksander!

    Yeah im not sure about the Suojeluskunta thing. The second lieutenant is my great-great-uncle. Yeah please link the photo of the bomber..interesting
    The pic of fighter planes flying over the gate is indeed very interesting. It was my screensaver for a long time

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    The flag photo is very nice . I will link the bomber photo to you via PM, it was a Russian bomber that crashed near an electrical plant at the river Svir, if I remember correctly.

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    Now I know that he was in Svir aswell Thanks for info.

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    No problem. My great-uncle fought there as well .

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    Again some good photos thank you for sharing

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    My great-grandfathers company at Kiestinki, 1941-1942. His regiment got surrounded and was in the famous "Kiestingin motti", Encirclement of Kiestinki. The regiment was JR 53 (Infantry Regiment 53).

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