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Artillery statue, the War of Lapland

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Hidden : 7/29/2004
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This statue consists of a gun which was used by the Finnish artillery in the fights against the heavily armed German troops in October 1944.

Muistomerkkinä on Lapin sodassa mukana ollut kenttätykki.


Artillery statue, the War of Lapland

The success of the landing in Röyttä and the victory over German troops was not easily gained.

The German troops were armed with heavy artillery and there was also a squadron of Stukas emplaced in Kemi airport. Stuka fighters had caused heavy destruction in Röyttä on 4th October 1944. Finnish troops were armed insufficiently missing all the heavier guns. At last, on October the 5th, I/KR16 landed in Röyttä. The storm with 9 beaufort wind made the unloading more difficult and so did the German artillery as well as the 9 Stukas plus the decayed quai and two sunken ships. The landing was ready on October the 6th. This gun was also soon ready to fire. The artillery was crucial in constraining the German troops to back off.

This statue gun was used in the fights in deed.

The statue is set up in the emplacement of the 3rd artillery battery.

The statue was founded by the Gunner Guild of Northern-Finland 1987.

Lapin sodan tykistömuistomerkki

paljastettu 1987
paljastaja: Pohjois-Suomen Tykistömieskilta

Röyttän maihinnousun ja Tornion taistelujen kriittisinä päivinä suomalaisten onnistuminen oli hiuskarvan varassa. Saksalaisilla oli vahva tykistö ja Kemin lentokentältä lentävät Stukat, joilla Röyttässä oli aiheutettu tuhoja jo 4.10.1944. Suomalaisilta puuttuivat raskaat aseet. Vihdoin 5.10.1944 I/KR16 saapui Röyttään. Purkua haittasivat kova merenkäynti, saksalainen tykistö, 9 syöksypommittajaa, 9 beafourin myrsky, 4.10. uponneet laivat (S/S Bore IX ja S/S Maininki) ja laho laituri. Aamupäivällä 6.10. laivat purettiin ja pian oheinen tykkikin oli Kokkokankaalla ampumavalmiina. Saksalaisten rajuissa hyökkäyksissä pohjoisesta ja etelästä kohden Torniota suomalaistykistöllä oli ratkaiseva merkitys. Niiden avulla saksalaiset pakotettiin perääntymään.

Muistomerkki on sijoitettu 3. patterin tuliasema-alueelle. Muistomerkkitykki on yksi niistä tykeistä, joilla ammunnat suoritettiin.


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