Simo Hayha – AKA The White Death

Jerry German, Writer

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             At least 505 confirmed kills during the Winter War of 1939–40 between Finland vs  Soviet Union. Simo was born on December 17, 1905. The area he was in the was a old Finnish region of Karelia, which is now Russian territory. He was a farmer and enjoyed several different hobbies, including snow-skiing, hunting and shooting. He celebrated his 34th birthday on the Kollaa battlefield. That’s Crazy!

             Häyhä was unseen and unheard, yet was all the while targeting Russian soldiers with deadly accuracy, once even killing 25 men in one day. With snipers presenting such a high-value targets on the battlefield, Simo’s reputation as a marksman soon reached the Russian front lines they referred to him as “The White Death”. This is one of the deadliest snipers in history, a farmer from finland.

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