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Old 10th August 2005, 03:30
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Thumbs up Finnish pilot Lauri Pekuri-POW adventure

Hello,

Finnish fighter pilot Lauri Pekuri was shot down in 1942 while at the controls of a Brewster fighter marked with the tactical code of BW-372. This fighter was located and restored in 1998 and I believe is possibly for sale. Again, Pekuri was shot down in the summer of '44. He was on the run for 5 days and travelled 60km in enemy territory before he was finally captured. Supposedly while in captivity he was betrayed by a fellow Finnish pilot (Trontii, I believe, who supposedly agreed to be a Soviet agent). Can anyone elaborate on Pekuri's five day trek prior to his being captured, his time as a POW and any additional info on Tronti?

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Mike
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