Sunday, 21 March 2010

Finnish Bf109 ace Ilmari Juutilainen

A selection of video grabs depicting Finnish ace Ilmari Juutilainen preparing for a sortie. Juutilainen was the top scoring Finnish fighter pilot of WWII. Flying Fokker D.XXI, Brewster Buffalo and Messerschmitt Bf 109 fighters, he was twice awarded the highest Finnish military decoration, the Mannerheim Cross, and is considered the highest scoring non-German ace of all time.