4. Division (4. Divisioona)

Commanders

Eversti Kaarlo Viljanen (18 June 1941 - 24 Apr 1942) (1)
Eversti Yrjö Takkula (22 May 1942 - 5 Mar 1943)
Eversti Pietari Autti (5 Mar 1943 - 27 Nov 1944)

Other militaria

A special medal was awarded to those who served in this unit, the 4. Division Commemorative Cross.
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(Courtesy of Jaska Petsola)

Footnotes

1. Kaarlo Viljanen was killed at Suurlahti on 24 April 1942 while inspecting his division's front line when his party accidentaly entered a Finnish mine field.

Sources used

Research by Mikko H.

Reference material on this unit

Vilho Tervasmäki - Aaverykmentti Kolmella kannaksella.JR 5:n Tie Jatkosodassa 1941-1944
Raine Valleala - Kuusaalaisia Jatkosodassa. Peikkopataljoonan Tie
Tauno Porkka - Piikin Tie
Pertti Kilkki - "Muistakaa, heille kallis on maa..." : Piikkirykmentti Kannaksella 1944
Eino Ojala - JR 25 sotaveteraanit kertovat 1941-1944 taisteluista
Toimituskunta - Ässän Tie Suokumaalta Säiniölle ja petroskoin Tieltä karhumäkeen

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