Flying Regiment 5 (Finland)
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Lentorykmentti 5 was a mixed flying regiment, mainly flying naval recon and patrol missions for the Naval Forces. While still an Air Force unit, it was subordinated to the Naval Forces HQ. Towards the end of the war it also gained a fighter flying squadron, originally intended for night-fighting operations.
NOTE: the Swedish volunteer unit Flygflottilj 19 / Lentorykmentti 19 was briefly named Lentorykmentti 5 from 5 to 9 January 1940.
Commanderseverstiluutnantti Knut Ilanko (9 Nov 1942 - 11 Oct 1944)
Order of battleOrder of battle (Continuation War)
Sources usedKalevi Keskinen & Kari Stenman - LeR 5
Kari Stenman - Finnish Aces of World War 2