|Born||19 Mar 1896|
|Died||21 Jun 1968|
Contributor: C. Peter Chen
ww2dbaseMartti Johannes Aho was a veteran of the Finnish Civil War of 1918 and the Aunus Expedition of 1919-1920. When the Winter War began in 1939, he was a company commander, but by the end of the conflict he was commanding a battalion-sized detachment. During the Continuation War, he was the commanding officer of the 50th Infantry Regiment of the Finnish 11th Infantry Division. In 1942, he was awarded the Mannerheim Cross, thus attaining knighthood. In 1944, he received his second Mannerheim Cross.
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Martti Aho Timeline
|19 Mar 1896Â||Martti Aho was born in Keminmaa, Finland.|
|1 Mar 1942Â||Martti Aho was awarded the Mannerheim Cross medal.|
|23 Jun 1944Â||Martti Aho was promoted to the rank of colonel.|
|29 Jun 1944Â||Martti Aho was wounded in battle at Tali-Ihantala, Finland.|
|16 Oct 1944Â||Martti Aho was awarded his second Mannerheim Cross medal.|
|21 Jun 1968Â||Martti Aho passed away.|
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