Artwork Heinkel He 115A0 FAF LLv 15 HE-115 Tiiksjarvi Finland July 1942
Heinkel He 115A0 FAF HE-115 LLv 15 Tiiksjarvi Finland July 1942
Heinkel He 115A0 Norwegian AF F50 defected to Finland and later flew under FAF 1941 01-02

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The Heinkel He 115 A and C were German twin-engine three-seat maritime patrol aircraft. They could accommodate the crew and 12 to 14 long-range patrol troops.

One Heinkel was flown by a defector from Norway to Petsamo (Pechenga) in June 1940; this aircraft was used for carrying long-range patrols until it was written off in June 1943.

Germany lent the 4th Detached Battalion for the remainder of the Continuation War two He 115 C aircraft, one of which continued in the transport role until it was relinquished to the Soviet Union in November 1944. The Heinkels were extremely well suited for their task and had a significant role in transporting long-range patrols. The Air Force had three aircraft in 1940–44.

Web References:

  • Nordic Aviation in World War 2:
  • Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

Book References:

  • Photograph and information source: Sea Eagles - Anti-Shipping Units 1939-41 (Vol 1)
  • Photograph and information source: Sea Eagles - Anti-Shipping Units 1942-45 (Vol 2)

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