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Harald Öhquist

Given NameHarald
Born1 Mar 1891
Died10 Feb 1971


ww2dbaseHarald Öhquist trained and fought with the Royal Prussian 27th Jäger Battalion in 1915. Upon returning to Finland, he participated in the Finnish Civil War, leading the White Guard battalion in the Battle of Viipuri. In 1930, he was promoted to the rank of major general. During the Winter War against Russia, he was the commanding officer of the Finnish Army II Corps on the Karelian Isthmus. At the start of the Continuation War in which Finland and Axis powers invaded Soviet Union, Öhquist was the liaison officer with Germany. Between 1942 and 1944, he commanded units on the Karelian Isthmus. At the end of the war, he was the Supervisor of the Military Training. He resigned from the Finnish Army in 1951.

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Finnish Army General Harald Öhquist at his desk, circa 1930sFinnish Army Lieutnant Genera Harald Öhqvist and Colonel K. Yrjö Takkula, Finland, 1937Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim inspecting troops at the 20th anniversary of independent Finland, Viipuri, Finland, 1938; note Lieutnant General Harald Öhqvist (with sword), Lieutenant General Lauri Malmberg (left edge of photograph), and Major General Hannes Ignatius (behind Mannerheim)General Harald Öhquist (front seat), General Martin Wetzer, and Field Marshal Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim at the anniversary celebration of the liberation of Viipuri, Finland, 1938
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1 Mar 1891 Harald Öhquist was born.
10 Feb 1971 Harald Öhquist passed away.

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