Flying Regiment 5, Finnish Air Force

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Flying Regiment 5, Finnish Air Force
Active 4 November 1942 -
Country Finland
Branch Finnish Air Force
Role Fighter
Engagements Continuation War

Flying Regiment 5 (Finnish: Lentorykmentti 5 or LeR 5) was a mixed fighter and bomber aircraft regiment of the Finnish Air Force during World War II. The regiment took part in the Continuation War and the Lapland War. The regiment was formed around the No. 6 Sqn, which previously had been subordinated the Finnish Navy HQ, and tasked with anti-submarine and maritime patrols. The No. 30 Sqn was a fighter squadron.

The regiment was responsible for the air defence of Southern Finland and of the western Gulf of Finland.

Organization[edit]

Continuation War[edit]

After World War II, the regiment and its squadrons were re-organized and the new squadrons were renamed No. 31, and No. 33 Squadrons.

Aircraft[edit]

Sources[edit]

  • Keskinen, Kalevi and Stenman, Kari: Finnish Air Force 1939-1945, Squadron/Signal publications, Carrolton, Texas, 1998, ISBN 0-89747-387-6