14th Searchlight Battery memorial plaque

Local name14. Valonheitinpatterin muistolaatta
LocationMäkkylä, Espoo, Finland

The 14th Searchlight Battery was a Finnish anti-aircraft searchlight battery formed from women of the Lotta Svärd organization at the end of the Continuation War. The battery was formed to free men for other tasks and was used in the air-defence of Helsinki. The battery was the only armed unit in Finnish Army made up from women that was organized as a military unit fit for combat duty. The searchlight battery was operational from late summer 1944 to the end of the Continuation War but did not see action.

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Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/14th_Searchlight_Battery_(Finland)

Address Lintuvaara 02650, Finland

Coordinates 60°13'26.707" N 24°50'8.295" E

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