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Fighter-ace Joppe Karhunen clear lakes, plunging plane, because he was unconscious, head down

Jorma "Joppe" Karhunen was Mannerheim-cross knight and reached more than 30 victories. He experienced war heavy fighting and survived miraculously, survives t

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Fighter-ace Joppe Karhunen clear lakes, plunging plane, because he was unconscious, head down
Jorma "Joppe" Karhunen was Mannerheim-cross knight and reached more than 30 victories. He experienced war heavy fighting and survived miraculously, survives the novelty of the work.Captain Karhunen, mannerheim cross knight, who has shot down 31 enemy aircraft. Vilho birch hill / SA-Image

born in 1913 in pyhäjoki has four brothers in the family. Small he was a tough athlete, especially skiing and running were my favorite species.

in June 1933 he managed to get to the coveted to their Kauhava aviation school RUK-3 course, which was just the pilots directed.

the Young men were put in march to the barracks. During the march Joppe found next to the astelevalle Tatu Huhanantin :

isn't it strange a lot of those coffin of the movement?

– Probably a flight-for students, answered Tatu.

Joppe continued silence march.

Death knocks

Joppe Karhunen colourful reverse will be told Jukka Piipponen on a recent book in the Knight Jorma Karhunen life (Koala-cost 2018).

RUK:n and the subsequent military academy, after Karhunen got four other ensign with the transfer of Uttiin destroyer squadron 24, where young men were trained in the Fokker-pilots.

Captain Karhunen fighter squadron instructors. In the middle of the Mannerheim-cross knight captain Karhunen, the squadron mascot with Peggy and his vas. side flight master Juutilainen, who leads our fighters to drop the statistics for the 30 drop. The squadron's account is 130 drop. Sot.refresh. A. blyth salon

in July 1938 Joppe conducted a flight test of GA-57. Happen unexpected engine failure and the plane taken longer rounds. Forced landing in a nearby lake took Karhuselta savvy.

the Water hit his plane turned around and sank quickly four meters in depth. Some time after Jope sense returned and he wondered when the windshield behind the perch looked at him.

Only then he realized he was under water and the oxygen was running out. He managed to get to the surface of the water, where a man was rushed to the Uttiin to get stitches. On his forehead was a big wound.

according to the Book doctor told tikatessaan that long under water feel was her saved loss of consciousness and the fact that he was head down. Then oxygen-rich blood backs up into the brain.

the Accident to see to the civilians, he had been under water for 4-6 minutes.

a Little later, the Karhunen injured when he landed on a soft sandy field. He hit his back badly, and blood leaked down into the spinal cord. The front was a lengthy hospital trip for a splash of Helsinki.

the first victory

the winter war in December 1939 Karhunen flying together with another fighter with a patrol flight when they received the alarm So that approaching five enemy bombers.

After the fighters see the bombers, they take the height. Karhunen approaching law immaisten bombers, who frantically tried to turn away. Already the first series hit the engine. Karhunen approaching him shoot his new series received the machine press to nose dive.

Lieutenant Karhunen share the instructions with a map in hand. (3:mas squadron) Johansson

according to the Book Karhunen had time to see close to the rear gunner, surprised at the look of the bomb machine drop in. Accelerated pace it plunged down, one parachute hulmahti open and then followed a huge explosion with a full load of bombs when the aircraft collided with the ice in a frozen lake.

the Karhunen had achieved the first air victory. When he in the evening to tell it to his comrades, he acknowledged the matter and to quote a pilot friend Pelle Sovelius :

it's been night eating really.

the Karhunen achieved in the winter war with 6 victories in 57 combat missions.

Joppe and the wonder dog

the sequel to the war at the beginning of the summer during the karhunen accumulate for ten aerial victories. The day also includes plenty of security - and reconnaissance flights.

in August, the Karhunen was with his friend in Varkaus. There he bought two women Peggy-the name of the dog. Women had complained that during the war the Irish sentterille didn't want to find a suitable food.

the Dog became not only a Surname also of the whole squadron pet. Moreover, Peggy, seems to have amazing abilities.

Once the squadron was flying when the Ilmari Juutilainen brought Peggy to the airport. He was asking how many planes they could catch. Peggy barked nine times.

And nine enemy aircraft was the squadron's aircraft to win the amount on the next flight.

Peggy had a habit of running Karhunen landed his plane to greet the pilots.

Once Karhunen flight left on his friends machine. Juutilainen had left Peggy with hunting, so it is departure to see you. When the squadron landed, Peggy ran straight to the Karhunen control the machine and jumped from its wing.

the Karhunen be in flight Peggy was calm, but changed to between uneasy. Afterwards it was found that it was troubled always when the Surname was in the air in the heat of battle.

in due Time the faithful dog followed the Bear back to civilian life.

Knight commander

Fowler knight Karhunen was appointed in September 1942. He had 25 victories.

I shake hands when I Mikkeli Cord asked me how many wins I have. Then he wished me good luck in this difficult mission, Karhunen described the book, according to the active meeting.

32. and at the same time the last aerial victories in the Karhunen reached at the beginning of may in 1943 in the gulf of Finland Seiskarin in the vicinity.

Corporal Karhunen, Mannerheim cross knight (39 shot down the plane) and lieutenant Hans Wind, as well, the Mannerheim cross knight (39 shot down the plane) housing korsunsa front. Lieutenant Viljo birch hill

he was promoted to the rank of major and was assigned to destroyer squadron 24 commander. After this he no longer flew combat missions.

Responsibility for the press was tough and especially tough as a Karhunen experience always it, when his own squadron of men wounded or faced the death of a hero.

the sequel to the war of the end of the heavy fighting was also commander extremely hard time. At the very last moment Germany was of significant help, when the department Kuhlmey participated in the lose and dive-bombers, to fight the battle.

the most memorable was the truce came into force 5.9.1944. Just over an hour after the Lappeenranta field alarm. The enemy planes crossed the border.

– the Size of the place the sky, I heard a scream.

the plane of time the air and taking the height of the entered information, that the council machines were turned on their side. After the alarms no longer come.

Jet

conditions since the onset of the post-war return to normal Karhunen remained in air force service.

military high school after she took the flight of the regiment I command.

in January 1952 in Pori, finland arrived from England acquired six de Havilland -mill Vampire-a jet fighter plane. This was the first post-war combat aircraft acquisition and at the same time the air force's leap jet aircraft era.

the Karhunen wanted to prove that Vampirella flying is nothing special. He sat a couple of times the ”Vamp” in the cockpit and read the machine manual. Type, and introductory flight Vampirella she did months. The plane was overwhelmingly by the air force's quick – a top speed of 865 km/h. It was achieved 5 to 300 meters of altitude.

the Karhunen described the flight in such a way that a strong push press, my back attached to the seat to lean. He quoted the famous German pilots of the Arnold galland of :

– Was just like angels were pushing the plane.

by the way he didn't like the Vampirella flying amazing. After this, spread a rumor that the commander had completed the jet training correspondence course!

Vampiren will start with domestic air combat tactics development of the jet era.

on January 18. day 2002 became a colonel Jorma ”Joppe” Karhunen time to move on to shadow squadron.

Hobby made the air war the author

I've been doing paragliding and flying ultralight aircraft. Interest in flying woke up as soon as I got to read, tell the writer Jukka Piipponen , 59.

He was a little hard to read. The road begins at an early age to take to the library.

little by Little, I was then read everything in the library can be found in aviation subjects of the works. First start of the cartoon, but quickly move on to the literature.

When I managed to get the yo-write in the mother tongue, laudatur, so pretty soon began to live the dream of the writer's profession. But before the dream came true, time elapsed quite a lot.

Piipponen first book Onttolan red devils, appeared in 1997, and it is a collector's item.

Bomber

Piipponen spent childhood summers near the Soviet border to grandma's house.

There, behind the barn was a Russian SB bomber hatch. It held every summer to visit. My grandfather and my uncle told me were stories about its shoot-down, and how part of the machine the crew was buried in a nearby swamp.

Piipponen followed my older brother and went to a 16-year-old glider course.

– Later I began to have paragliding and I've also flown ultralights.

I kept Building a lot of model airplanes and through it to become familiar with aircraft characteristics, fleet and crews.

So far, Piipponen has released 11 aviation topics related to the book.

– the Best time I outline a book of the fighter - and test pilot Lauri Hämäläinen . He was in the war of the Fiat squadron squadron chief and served after the war as a test pilot.

pilots how aviation literature in processed quite a bit, so try to patch this hole, said Piipponen.

Source: Jukka Piipponen: Knight Jorma Karhunen life, Koala 2018

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