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Martti Aho

Given NameMartti
Born19 Mar 1896
Died21 Jun 1968


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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Last Major Revision: Jun 2011

Martti Aho Timeline

19 Mar 1896 Martti Aho was born in Keminmaa, Finland.
1 Mar 1942 Martti Aho was awarded the Mannerheim Cross medal.
23 Jun 1944 Martti Aho was promoted to the rank of colonel.
29 Jun 1944 Martti Aho was wounded in battle at Tali-Ihantala, Finland.
16 Oct 1944 Martti Aho was awarded his second Mannerheim Cross medal.
21 Jun 1968 Martti Aho passed away.


Finnish Army Major Major Martti Aho interrogating a captured Soviet soldier, Jessoila, Karelia, Finland, Aug 1941Finnish Army Major Martti Aho, 1940s

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Finnish Army Major Major Martti Aho interrogating a captured Soviet soldier, Jessoila, Karelia, Finland, Aug 1941
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