Brewster Buffalo of the Royal Netherlands East Indies Army Air Force
Finnish Ace Hans Wind stands next to the cockpit of his Brewster B 239. Wind confirmed 75 air combat victories in World War II. August 26, 1943
Brewster Model B-239 BUFFALO
F2A “Buffalo”, Miami NAS.
Fighter aces Jorma Karhunen (31 victories), Ilmari Juutilainen (94 victories) and dog Peggy Brown (0 victories). Römpötti, Finland, 1942.
Irish Setter Peggy Brown, mascot of Finnish Flying Squadron 24 greets Squadron Commander Captain Karhunen in Lappeenranta, Finland.
Finland’s premier fighter squadron during World War 2, Lentolaivue 24 (Flying Squadron 24). Easily the air force’s most successful fighter unit, most of Finland’s top aces scored the bulk of their kills flying with this unit.
Brewster F2A-3 Buffalo being lifted aboard aircraft transport USS Kitty Hawk at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, May 1942. Note open hangar bay in the stern of the ship.
Source United States Navy