Hans Henrik Wind was born on 30 July 1919 in Tammisaari. He served in LLv 24. In air combat on 27 September 1941 "Hasse" scored his first victory - Soviet I-15bis. First 39 kills he achieved flown on Brewster B-239 fighter. In 1944 Wind achieved 25 kills in 10 days during the great Soviet offensive with his personal plane - a Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 numbered "MT-439". Wind scored 36 kills with the Messers. After dramatic combat on 28 June 1944, Wind didn't return to front duty, he was hospitalized for the rest of the war. Totally he finished 302 combat sorties, scoring 75 kills. He is ranked on second position on WWII FAF top aces list. FAF service he left on 10 October 1945 in rank of captain. "Hasse" Wind died on 24 July 1995 in Tampere.

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