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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 192988
Last updated: 16 February 2021
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Type:Fokker D.XXI
Owner/operator:3/LLv 26 Suomen ilmavoimat
Registration: FR-107
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Sääksjärvi -   Finland
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Ylikersantti (SSgt) Pentti Teodor Tilli of 3/LLv26 was killed in aerial combat over northeast Lake Ladoga. He was chasing enemy bombers (SB-2 or DB-3) with 1Lt Toivo Vuorimaa. Both claimed victories in this battle (at 1515 hrs) and became ace but they were then attacked by 6 enemy fighters (probably I-16 of 49 IAP). Vuorimaa managed to escape, but Tilli’s Fokker D.XXI FR-107 was shot down and crashed at Sääksjärvi at 1520 hrs. Till, with his final score at 5 1/6 victories, was killed. His earthly remains were found in January 1943 near the mouth of the Uuksunjoki river.


Revision history:

22-Jan-2017 12:49 Laurent Rizzotti Added
01-Jan-2020 18:06 stehlik49 Updated [Operator, Operator]
16-Feb-2021 18:16 Lelek Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Operator]

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