I got new information about his war from his brother I just spoke to.
He served in Nordland in 2. company. His name wasn't actually Mikko, it was just how he was called.
Pentti, Esko Mikael, 21.9.23; his real name and date of birth.
He was apparently in a battle in root of Mountain Elbrus and he was was in a corn field near Malgobek when he got a bullet through his calf. He couldn't walk, so he pulled himself with the big corns of the field until he got to German positions.
He also told me that Hitler said to the commander his troops must be sent to Stalingrad, due to the difficult situation there, but the commander refused and said that his troops will only fight in their own sector.
In 1943 Finnish ss-men were released back to Finland and he fought defensive battle against grand offensive in Tali-Ihantala.
HPL, I'll see if I can get a bigger one.
Nice extra info. Kiitos, Stewy
Superb family photo to have.
it is an Verwundetenabzeichen in Schwarz.
Collect ROA, Cossack, Schuma and other WW2 Volunteer militaria.
"Be Humble and kind, for you may find that it was Odin you entertained"
Time of service: 19.5.1941 - 18.5.1943.
Participated in battles of Finnish SS-battalion in Ukraine and Caucasus.
Wounded 9.10.1942 Malgobech to his left thigh. Sent home along with other volunteers in 1943.
Participated in Finnish army at battles in South side of Svir and in Karelian Isthmus' defensive battles against Soviet Grand Offensive of 1944.
Finnish rank; Senior Sergeant.
Kiitos, for the follow up info. Stewy