Yes, thats true, but at least I gonna continue to try to pinpoint-pinpoint-pinpoint etc etc theese events as far we can go, cause we have now a better opportuity than ever before to do it based on archival material from both sides (but, yes, pity it did not happen in 1946, or so, when weterans from the opposing sides could have participated in a discussion, but those times are gone now... )John Hilly wrote:What shoud we learn about this?
- Official war diaries are not very exact,
- "Primary sources" can not be taken as absolute truth in Scientificial history research using source-critics method,
- Most of the "450's" crew musta have been killed, but perhaps recorded as MIA.
I can here say that the time frame I have given to the destruction of "450" is my interpretation mostly based on Pohjamos texts (who wrote his recollections 30+ years after the events had taken place, and as he also points out, the war diaries of II/JR 12 and its companies who was in the sector then is no where to be found [? have they been found? if not I think they where lost in the Soviet bombings of the sector at 3-4/7 1944]). And now when said, I see that I (trained as one to look at pictures) have to shame . Have never thought of that it can be determined by the shadows and so on on the photos when during the day they was made!!! But yes, again, this is complicated... To be continued...Art wrote:That is close in several essential points to the Finnish account. The last doesn't provide an exact time unfortunately, at least I didn't see it in the thread with discussion of the photo.