Junkers Ju 88 A-4 Pissivaara, Lentokonejänkä Finland

PLeLv 44 Finnish Airforce Wnr.0883863 JK-263 15.10 1944

Hit by German AA-fire near by Rovaniemi airfield. Starboard engine stopped and the pilot Osmo Metsola ordered the crew to parachute. Radio operator Onni Luumi(Missing) and Observer Rainer Leheskivi(KiA) managed to bail out. Lt.Unto Siivonen could not bail out because his parachute has opened inside the plane. The pilot therefore decided to make a forced landing in a swamp. Both survived the landing with minor injuries and walked for ten days to own lines. The remains of Leheskivi was not found until summer 1946.

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