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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 192988
Last updated: 4 December 2019
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Date:20-JAN-1940
Time:15:20
Type:Fokker D-XXI
Owner/operator:3/LLv26, 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
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
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.

Sources:

https://fi.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luettelo_Lentolaivue_26:n_ilmavoitoista_ja_sotatoimitappioista
http://web.archive.org/web/20060925122000/http://www.sci.fi/~ambush/faf/wwacerace.html
http://www.virtualpilots.fi//hist/WW2History-LasseAaltonenEnglish.html
http://allaces.ru/fin/istr/pil/pil.php
http://allaces.ru/fin/istr/episodes/400120.php
https://www.google.fr/maps/search/reka+Uksunyoki,+Russie/data=!4m2!2m1!4b1?source=hp&hl=fr&dg=dbrw&newdg=1


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
22-Jan-2017 12:49 Laurent Rizzotti Added

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