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Air Defence Memorials in Lauttasaari

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Hidden : 07/23/2007
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Geocache Description:

The given coordinates point to water and have nothing to do with the cache. They simply tell you roughly in which area the cache is.

In February 1944, during the Continuation War, the Avyatsya Dalnevo Deystviya ADD (aviation for remote raids), an elite aircraft formation under Stalin`s direct command, carried out three huge terror bombings against the Finnish capital. Stalin intended to destroy Helsinki, but in this attempt he failed. Helsinki`s defence was prepared. A total of over 70 heavy anti-aircraft guns, around 40 lighter anti-aircraft weapons and six air radar systems were involved. A barrage fire system had been developed that would create a fire wall deterring the enemy pilots. The system worked beyond expectation. The great majority of bombs were dropped outside Helsinki and the aircraft turned back eastwards.

Lauttasaari played an important role in this air defence system. Two heavy anti-aircraft batteries, 4. Battery, codename Lautta (Ferry) and 8. Battery, codename Puisto (Park) were in Lauttasaari during the three bombings mentioned above. To commemorate these events two Air Defence Memorials have been established in Lauttasaari. The older one from year 1980 consists of a heavy anti-aircraft gun type 76 ItK/31 and the other one from year 1994 is a Rheinmetall-Borsing (RMB) 88 mm heavy anti-aircraft gun.

The cache itself is not hidden in either of those memorials, but is pretty close to the place, where one of the RMB 88 mm heavy anti-aircraft guns were during the Helsinki bombing raids. To make the mystery more solvable the distance as the crow flies from one of the Memorials to cache is 2000 m and from the other one 155 m.

Snow might cause problems in finding the cache.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Va n ubyr va n gerr/fghzc.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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