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Finnish SS volunteer of Nordost

Article about: by HPL2008 Probably a Verwundetenabzeichen in Schwarz [Wound Badge in Black]; but the photo is not clear enough to make a 100% positive ID. Can you post a higher-resolution scan of that part

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    Probably a Verwundetenabzeichen in Schwarz [Wound Badge in Black]; but the photo is not clear enough to make a 100% positive ID. Can you post a higher-resolution scan of that part of the photograph?
    A BWB for me too. Stewy

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    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.

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    Nice extra info. Kiitos, Stewy

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    Superb family photo to have.

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    Quote by Finnlander View Post
    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 and detailed information about him, thank you sharing it with us!

    Changing the DPI to maximum from the scan settings should do the trick.
    Last edited by Aleksander P; 07-06-2014 at 10:17 PM.

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    it is an Verwundetenabzeichen in Schwarz.
    Collect ROA, Cossack, Schuma and other WW2 Volunteer militaria.

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    More info;

    Time of service: 19.5.1941 - 18.5.1943.
    Rank: Rottenführer
    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.

    That's all!

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    Kiitos, for the follow up info. Stewy

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