Aarne Juutilainen

Military Person

1904 – 1976

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Who was Aarne Juutilainen?

Aarne Edward Juutilainen, nicknamed "The Terror of Morocco", was a Finnish army captain who served in the French Foreign Legion in Morocco between 1930 and 1935. After returning to Finland, he served in the Finnish army and became a national hero in the Battle of Kollaa during the Winter War with Russia. He was wounded three times during World War II.

Juutilainen was born in Sortavala, and died in Helsinki. His brother was flying ace Ilmari Juutilainen.

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Born
Oct 18, 1904
Sortavala
Nationality
  • Finland
Died
Oct 28, 1976
Helsinki

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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