17. Division (Finland)
- Published: 27 March 2010 27 March 2010
- Last Updated: 07 April 2012 07 April 2012
CommandersEversti Aarne Snellman (11 June 1941 - 13 Apr 1942) (KIA) (1)
Eversti Viktor Sundman (13 Apr 1942 - 28 Nov 1944)
NicknamesTammidivisioona (Oak Division)
Other militariaA special medal was awarded to those who served in this unit, the 17. Division Commemorative Cross.
(Courtesy of Joel Sjögren)
Footnotes1. Aarne Snellman was wounded 13 April 1942 when Soviet bombers attacked his his command post at Vaaseni, he died of his wounds on 28 April 1942.
Sources usedResearch by Mikko H.
Reference material on this unitBjörn Immonen, Toivo Siikarla, Göran Westerlund & Niilo Voipio - Tammidivisioona
Jarl Gallen - Tre Bataljoner
Nils-Erik Nykvist - Sextiettan.Infanteriregemente 61 1941-44
Arvo Ojala - Salon Seudun Rykmentin Tie
Tage Nordström - Kavas Bataljong (II/JR 13)
Heikki Huttunen - I/KTR 8:n Vaiheet 1941-44
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