Lentorykmentti 5 (Flying Regiment 5) was formed on 3 November 1942 and disbanded on 11 October 1944.

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.


everstiluutnantti Knut Ilanko (9 Nov 1942 - 11 Oct 1944)

Order of battle

Order of battle (Continuation War)
6. Squadron
30. Squadron

Sources used

Kalevi Keskinen & Kari Stenman - LeR 5
Kari Stenman - Finnish Aces of World War 2

Reference material on this unit

Kalevi Keskinen & Kari Stenman - LeR 5

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