“White Death” killed 705 Soviet Troops within 100 days!

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Simo Häyhä, a Finnish sniper,  killed 505 Soviet troops. He also killed at least 200 troops with a Suomi 9mm sub-machine gun.

The Soviets tried  to get rid of Häyhä. On March, 1940, Häyhä was shot in his lower left jaw by a Russian soldier. The bullet had an explosive charge which blew off his lower left cheek.

He was picked up by fellow soldiers who said “half his cheek was missing”, but he was not dead.

Shortly after the war, Häyhä was the first person in Finland’s military history who gained rank quickly.

He died at age 96, on April 1, 2002.

Source: wikipedia

 

 

2 thoughts on ““White Death” killed 705 Soviet Troops within 100 days!

  1. Also, what is not mentioned surprisingly often is that Häyhä did not use a scope. He thought the glare could give his position away and he would have to raise his head higher when aiming.

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