Bf 109G-2, MT-230, kapteeni (Captain) Jaakko Puolakkainen, 2/HLeLv 28, Värtsilä, Finland, August 1944

Jaakko Puolakkainen was born in St. Petersburg on September 29th, 1915. He received flying training in 1937-38 and on December

5th, 1939 was posted as vänrikki to LLv 28. On October 31st, 1943 was appointed as kapteeni to lead 2/LeLv 28. After the war

Puolakkainen headed KoeL (Testflight) and IlmavV (Air Force Signals Depot) and resigned from the duty as everstiluutnantti on March 9th,

1963. Later he became a sales manager. Jaakko Puolakkainen died on June 25th, 1999. His wartime score was two confirmed and two

damaged enemy aircraft.

During the war, ten Bf 109G-2s of the Finnish Air Force were camouflaged on top and side surfaces by black and olive green colour, the

undersides were painted in RLM 65 colour. The circle under the Finnish swastikas had no longer been white on these repainted fighters, but

was painted in RLM 65. The stencils had already been in Finnish language.

INFO Eduard - December 2019