Book of Memory

In this section the data is collecting about those soldiers, which had been found by us and which names were recovered.

Unfortunately, during the Winter War 1939-1940 Soviet soldiers had had only ID tags M-25. It was a small tin box, inside which was a piece of paper with name, rank and home address of a soldier. So time could easily destroy such ID tag.

In March 1941 Red Army soldiers received new plastic (rarely metal or wooden) boxes also with a piece of paper inside. This kind of ID tags preserves the paper better. But in November 1942 the production of ID tags in USSR was stopped, soldiers weren't oblidged to have these tags. Also these items had a reputation of ominous tokens of death, so many soldiers threw them away. So the only one document at post-1942 Sovier soldier was a paper - something like a pass of an Red Army man. So it is very difficult to recover the names of Soviet soldiers which fell in 1944 when again great battles were in Karelia. So it is possible to find a soldier with preserved ID tag only in battlefields of 1941, or finding the small number of soldiers killed during 1942 or 1943 (not all the soldiers immediately threw away their tags in November 1942).

In Finnish Army every soldier had an aluminium ID tag with 6 digits, his number. It is easy to recover the name of the soldier by this number. But sometimes Soviet units which collected captured materials had taken these ID tags with all the documents of Finnish soldier. And evidently these tags also could be lost on paths of war. So not all the names of Finnish soldiers could be recovered.

 


THE BOOK OF MEMORY

 

rank

name

date of birth

date of death

place of death

date of finding

1

private

MANNINEN, Setti Hermanni

08.12.1924

14.06.1944

Kuuterselkä

29.08.2003

2

private

HILTUNEN, Antti Erkki

14.05.1924

17.06.1944

Uusikirkko

07.11.2003

3

corporal

PEURA, Eero Tobias

30.06.1918

17.06.1944

Uusikirkko

29.05.2004

4

private

AALTONEN, Martti Lauri

16.04.1923

17.06.1944

Uusikirkko

29.05.2004

5

corporal

KOSKINEN, Martti Edvin

01.11.1919

17.06.1944

Uusikirkko

15.05.2004

6

lieutenant

TERVOLA, Eino Tapio

23.01.1920

11.06.1944

Kivennapa

08.08.2002

7

dragoon

SUOMALAINEN, Heikki Henry

13.06.1923

14.06.1944

Vammeljoki

01.05.2005

8

private

LUOSA, Martti Anselmi

05.03.1921

14.06.1944

Vammeljoki

01.05.2005

9

private

LINDÉN, Kaarlo Keijo Kalevi

19.12.1923

17.06.1944

Uusikirkko

07.08.2005

10

private

MAIJALA, Olavi Joel Aappo

16.03.1921

17.06.1944

Uusikirkko

07.08.2005

11

private

HAIPUS, Kauko Ilmari

17.06.1920

14.06.1944

Sahakylä

16.08.2005

12

private

LEHTO, Vilho Matti Johannes

08.04.1922

14.06.1944

Kuuterselkä

01.05.2006

13

private

BELOV, Andrey Markovich

?

23.02.1940

Honkaniemi

25.06.2006

14

private

HAATAJA, Antti Herman

11.05.1923

17.06.1944

Uusikirkko

15.04.2007

15

private

TÖYRYLÄ, Johan Ilmari

25.12.1908

16.02.1940

Kämärä

13.05.2007

16

private

SALO, Niilo Iisak

20.12.1912

09.03.1940

Vuosalmi

25.08.2007

17

private

KETTUNEN, Uuno Juho

25.06.1914

09.03.1940

Vuosalmi

02.09.2007

18

private

SEPPONEN, Viljo

05.11.1911

08.03.1940

Vuosalmi

25.08.2007

19

staff sergeant

HOLODILKIN, Vasili Afanasjevich

1914

13.07.1944

Vuosalmi

07.10.2007

20

private

HALLIKAINEN, Eino Johannes

11.04.1915

08.03.1940

Vuosalmi

22.08.2007

21

sergeant

VOSTRONOSOV, Ivan Fedorovich

1900

14.06.1944

Kuuterselkä

12.08.2007

22

private

YLI-TAIPALUS, Toivo Matias

25.01.1909

06.03.1940

Vuosalmi

06.10.2007

23

private

UUSIKANGAS, Arvo Andreas

09.08.1912

11.06.1944

Lintula

14.06.2008

24

lieutenant

LIND, Reino Olavi

29.01.1917

11.06.1944

Kivennapa

14.06.2008

25

private

HILJANEN, Väinö Vilhelm

03.04.1921

11.06.1944

Kivennapa

14.06.2008

26

private

PERKIÖ, Lauri Jaakoppi

24.03.1919

11.06.1944

Kivennapa

14.06.2008

27

private

MUTANEN, Ilmari

06.12.1921

11.06.1944

Kivennapa

14.06.2008

28

second lieutenant

LINDBOHM, Olavi David Valdemar

14.03.1923

11.06.1944

Lintula

14.06.2008

29

pioneer

TIIHONEN, Toivo

30.01.1916

08.07.1944

Vuosalmi

08.08.2006

30

corporal

MÄÄTTÄNEN, Onni

22.02.1912

24.06.1944

Olonets district

27.08.2009

31

private

KÄYRÄ, Eino Toivo Arvi

31.01.1924

24.06.1944

Olonets district

24.08.2009

32

private

OJALA, Frans Olavi

04.01.1925

24.06.1944

Olonets district

26.08.2009

33

private

NURMI, Väinö Armas

12.12.1925

23.06.1944

Olonets district

25.08.2009

34

staff sergeant

LAUTALA, Ensio

17.10.1909

23.06.1944

Olonets district

20.09.2009

35

corporal

TAMMINEN, Toivo Antero

27.11.1920

11.06.1944

Kivennapa

31.07.2010

36

private

STENHOLM, Niilo Verner

28.03.1924

24.06.1944

Olonets district

03.06.2011

37

private

KÄÄNTÄ, Martti Kaarlo

11.09.1906

11.07.1944

Vuosalmi

07.07.2011

38

private

TURTIAINEN, Toivo Johannes

18.04.1920

06.07.1944

Kylä-Paakkola

14.08.2011

39

private

PITKÄKOSKI, Jouko Herman

25.09.1925

06.07.1944

Kylä-Paakkola

16.08.2011

40

sergeant

REBRIN, Seraphim Alekseevich

1912

16.07.1944

Vuosalmi

19.06.2010

The names are placed in the order of identification, which is not the same with the order of finding

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