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image by Miles Li, 17 October 2007
Based on an image from www.salebete.net
This is the Finnish Air Force squadron flag. The badge of the squadron would appear on the canton.
This flag is still in use today; unit insignias were not
affected by the 1944 Allied directive which saw the discarding of most
swastika symbols by the Finnish Air Force.
Miles Li, 2 September 2006
The Finnish Air Force squadron flag was approved on
November 8, 1957, more than a decade after the end of World War II.
Miles Li, 17 August 2007
The swastika of the Finnish Air Force was adopted when Swedish Count Eric von Rosen donated the first aeroplane to the Finnish government, adorned with his personal good luck symbol blue swastika.
Eric von Rosen
Jussi Hattara, 21 August 2007
The design appears in pre-World War II flag books and roundel charts, so the 1957
adoption restored the old design that pre-dated Hitler's rise to power. It took
a decade for resentment to die, I suspect, before they could go back to their
Bill Dunning, 17 April 2007
[Editor's note: Together with the below information, a photo was presented, showing a square white flag with a stylized red bird or airplane on it and the following text surrounding this image:
Since the ad is not around anymore and the photo is certainly copyrighted, FOTW cannot present the picture.]
According to an eBay ad, they flew Italian airplanes against the Russians.
WW2 Finnish Fighter squadron flag, #37, fought Russians.
William Garrison, 18 September 2009