Unknown Swedish volunteer in Finnish Hangö on December 4, 1941. Click on the photo to see it in larger size. PHOTO: Laurin Zilliacus
This above photo has been published in some Swedish books, notably Från Salla till Hangöudd by Anders Grafström. But so far the identity of the flag-bearer is unknown, at least to me. Perhaps some blog reader knows more?
The occasion is the liberation of Finnish Hangö in 1941 and the flag is from the Jäger Company Grafström, so, obviously the soldier is from that company. Note the mug hanging from the bag, the Finnish knife and Sami leather boots.
Who knows the name of the man, and how did you know?
Here is the source of this photo, Gamle Hurtig, a today very little known wartime Finnish journal in Swedish about the ongoing war with a special focus on Swedish volunteers: