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LT Simo Häyhä

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LT Simo Häyhä Famous memorial

Birth
Rautjärvi, Rautjärvi Municipality, South Karelia, Finland
Death
1 Apr 2002 (aged 96)
Hamina, Hamina Municipality, Kymenlaakso, Finland
Burial
Ruokolahti, Ruokolahti Municipality, South Karelia, Finland
Memorial ID
115834830 View Source

World War II Military Figure. He was a Finnish military sniper who is believed to have killed over 500 men during the 1939–40 Winter War, the highest number of sniper kills in any major war. He used a Finnish-produced M/28-30 rifle, a variant of the Mosin–Nagant rifle, and a Suomi KP/-31 submachine gun. His unit's captain Antti Rantamaa credited him with 259 confirmed kills by sniper rifle and an equal number of kills by submachine gun during the Winter War. Later in his book, Rantamaa credited Häyhä with 542 sniper kills. Häyhä never talked about it publicly but estimated in his private war-time diary that he shot around 500.

World War II Military Figure. He was a Finnish military sniper who is believed to have killed over 500 men during the 1939–40 Winter War, the highest number of sniper kills in any major war. He used a Finnish-produced M/28-30 rifle, a variant of the Mosin–Nagant rifle, and a Suomi KP/-31 submachine gun. His unit's captain Antti Rantamaa credited him with 259 confirmed kills by sniper rifle and an equal number of kills by submachine gun during the Winter War. Later in his book, Rantamaa credited Häyhä with 542 sniper kills. Häyhä never talked about it publicly but estimated in his private war-time diary that he shot around 500.

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Joe Leong
  • Added: 21 Aug 2013
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 115834830
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/115834830/simo-h%C3%A4yh%C3%A4: accessed ), memorial page for LT Simo Häyhä (17 Dec 1905–1 Apr 2002), Find a Grave Memorial ID 115834830, citing Ruokolahti, Ruokolahti, Ruokolahti Municipality, South Karelia, Finland; Maintained by Find a Grave.