1941 FINLAND …FINNISH VOLUNTEERS of WAFFEN SS…. [21021]

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1941 Plain stampless envelope to Turku from Finnish volunteer Aimo Merimaa with red 23 mm circular FELDPOST F & unframed O.Y. INSINOORITOI MISTO RATAS (Engineering Office Wheel) with brown crayon N: 8. / 29.10.41 arrival & with below blue crayon marking alongside small red framed square with G inserted & on reverse 24mm circular SS -Feldpostprufstelle /Gepruft & two strikes of Turku / Abo ( 28 Oct) transit cds………Finnish volunteer Battalion of the Waffen SS was a motorised Infantry battalion with a strength of approx. 1100 recruited by the Finnish Government in early 1941 for a 2 year service period & disbanded in mid 1943 as the Finnish government were unwilling to commit more men..Operation Barbarossa was launched against the Russian on 22 June 1941 & the Finnish Battalion were engaged on this front… See :- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finnish_Volunteer_Battalion_of_the_Waffen-SShttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finnish_Volunteer_Battalion_of_the_Waffen-SS

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