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Plelv44_Mangrov
04-30-2007, 08:01 AM
A continuation to my serie of Finnish Airfields. This time, Kymi and Onttola (Joensuu). I hope you like it http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Kymi airfield was ready on 10th April 1943 when the first Finnish Bf-109G-2 landed there, just in time before the USSR bombing offensive to near-by city of Kotka. During 1 years of war Finnish top fighter squadron LeLv 34 (HLeLv 34 after 1944) flew 483 combat mission and fought over 200 air battles.

This is the airfield we have in the online small Gulf of Finland map.

http://koti.mbnet.fi/mkuja/Kymi_pieni.jpg

Onttola (Joensuu) was the main base for Finnish bomber squadrons (LeLv 42, 44 and 46) during the war. It was so important that it was the one of the few Finnish airbases to be attacked by the VVS on 8th August 1944. 36 Bostons escorted by three La-5s bombed the airbase. Finnish losses were two Bristol Blenheims and one VL Tuisku. VVS losses were unknown.

http://koti.mbnet.fi/mkuja/Joensuu_pieni.jpg

Plelv44_Mangrov
04-30-2007, 08:01 AM
A continuation to my serie of Finnish Airfields. This time, Kymi and Onttola (Joensuu). I hope you like it http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Kymi airfield was ready on 10th April 1943 when the first Finnish Bf-109G-2 landed there, just in time before the USSR bombing offensive to near-by city of Kotka. During 1 years of war Finnish top fighter squadron LeLv 34 (HLeLv 34 after 1944) flew 483 combat mission and fought over 200 air battles.

This is the airfield we have in the online small Gulf of Finland map.

http://koti.mbnet.fi/mkuja/Kymi_pieni.jpg

Onttola (Joensuu) was the main base for Finnish bomber squadrons (LeLv 42, 44 and 46) during the war. It was so important that it was the one of the few Finnish airbases to be attacked by the VVS on 8th August 1944. 36 Bostons escorted by three La-5s bombed the airbase. Finnish losses were two Bristol Blenheims and one VL Tuisku. VVS losses were unknown.

http://koti.mbnet.fi/mkuja/Joensuu_pieni.jpg

Plelv44_Mangrov
05-01-2007, 05:39 AM
Here are the originals if you like to see them in large format.

http://koti.mbnet.fi/mkuja/Kymi.tif

http://koti.mbnet.fi/mkuja/Joensuu.tif