No. 26 Squadron (Finland)

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No. 26 Squadron Finnish Air Force
Country Finland
Branch Finnish Air Force
Role fighter
Engagements Winter War, Continuation War

No. 26 Squadron (Finnish: Lentolaivue 26 or LLv.26, from 3 May 1942 Le.Lv.26), renamed No. 26 Fighter Squadron (Finnish: Hävittäjälentolaivue 26 or HLe.Lv.26 on 14 February 1944) was a fighter squadron of the Finnish Air Force during World War II. The squadron was part of Flying Regiment 2 during the Winter War and Flying Regiment 3 during the Continuation War.

The unit was mainly equipped with Fiat G.50 fighters and obtained 52 aerial victories and suffered two losses.

Organization[edit]

Winter War[edit]

  • Detachment Heinilä (Osasto Heinilä)
  • Detachment Carlsson or 1st Flight of No. 24 Squadron (Osasto Carlsson or 1./LLv.24)
  • 1st Flight (1. Lentue)
    • Detachment Siiriäinen (Osasto Siiriäinen)
    • Detachment Nieminen (Osasto Nieminen)
  • 2nd Flight (2. Lentue)
    • Detachment Kivinen (Osasto Kivinen)
  • 3rd Flight (3. Lentue)
    • Detachment Nieminen (Osasto Nieminen)
  • 4th Flight (4. Lentue)
  • 5th Flight (5. Lentue)

The equipment consisted of 10 Bristol Bulldog IVs, 9 Gloster Gladiator IIs, and 23 Fiat G.50s.

Continuation War[edit]

  • 1st Flight (1. Lentue)
  • 2nd Flight (2. Lentue)
  • 3rd Flight (3. Lentue)

The equipment consisted of 26 Fiat G.50s, 1 Fokker D.XXI, 19 Brewster Buffaloes, 2 Hawker Hurricane Is, 3 Fokker C.Xs, 8 Polikarpov I-153s, and 1 Blackburn Ripon IIF.

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