6. Division (6. Divisioona)

Commanders

Eversti Verner Viikla (15 June 1941 - 18 Dec 1941)
Kenraalimajuri Einar Vihma (18 Dec 1941 - 5 Aug 1944) (KIA) (1)
Eversti Albert Puroma (8 Aug 1944 - 14 Nov 1944)
Eversti A. Kurenmaa (14 Nov 1944 - 24 Nov 1944)

Other militaria

A special medal was awarded to those who served in this unit, the 6. Division Commemorative Cross.
fi-award-6-cross
(Courtesy of Axel Malmström)

Footnotes

1. Einar Vihma was killed by Soviet artillery fire at Ihantala on 5 August 1944.

Sources used

Research by Mikko H.

Reference material on this unit

Eino Pietola - Jänkäjääkärit
Eino Pietola - Rauta Palaa
Eino Pietola - Ihantalan Murskattu Teräs
Eino Pohjamo - Tietön Divisioona
Ville Tikkanen - Jänkäjääkärin sota
Toimituskunta - Pitkospolku.JR 33 ja 12.Pr Sodassa 1941-1945

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