FAF BW-372 25.06 1942
In June 1944 Pekuri was shot down again and he remained POW for half a year. In the 50's Pekuri became famous as the first Finnish pilot to fly supersonic with a Folland Gnat.
Lauri Pekuri passed away in August 1999.
The Brewster was salvaged from the bottom of the lake in September 1998.
FAF had a total of 43 Brewsters at the start of the war against Russia. They managed to shoot down 477 Russian aircraft during the war.
The Brewster BW-372 is on loan to Tikkakoski from the National Museum of Naval Aviation at Pensacola, Florida USA.