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|Born||18 November 1918
|Died||20 June 1999|
|Service/branch||Finnish Air Force|
|Years of service||1940–1944|
|Unit||LeLv 6, LeLv 24|
|Awards||Freedom Cross, 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Class|
|Other work||Data processing director at a savings bank|
Puhakka served in Fighter Squadrons (LLv's): 6 and 24 during the Second World War. He became an ace in 1943. Puhakka was actively flying at the front almost during the whole war.
During his 401 combat missions, Olli Puhakka scored 32 confirmed victories in I-153s, Brewster Buffaloes and Bf 109 Gs. Puro was relieved from service at the end of the war in 1944 and took up a job as a data processing director at a bank.
Victories↑Jump back a section
- Keskinen 1978, p. 24-27.
- Keskinen, Kalevi; Stenman, Kari and Niska, Klaus. Hävittäjä-ässät (Finnish Fighter Aces) (in Finnish). Espoo, Finland: Tietoteas, 1978. ISBN 951-9035-37-0.
- Stenman, Kari and Keskinen, Kalevi. Finnish Aces of World War 2 (Aircraft of the Aces 23). Oxford, UK: Osprey Publishing, 1998. ISBN 1-85532-783-X.