Korpral Roland Sahlberg
Roland Sahlberg was born on 18 December 1914.
He served as air-gunner and observer at F4 (Wing no. 4) at Östersund between 1938-39.
He volunteered for service at F19 in 1939. At this time he held the rank of korpral and was a radio-operator.
Nothing more is known about his service in F19 during the Winter War.
He was decorated with a Finnish Medal of Valor in bronze and the “Lappi” medal on 8 August 1940.
He was also decorated with the Finnish Air Force observer badge on 14 October 1988!
Roland Sahlberg passed away in 2006.
F19 - en krönika - Greger Falk, Svensk flyghistorisk Förening, Stockholm, ISSN 0345-3413
Gloster Gladiator and Hawker Hart: In Combat with the Swedish Voluntary Wing F19, Finland 1940 - Mikael Forslund, 2009Mikael Forslund Produktion, ISBN 978-91-977677-1-2
Additional information kindly provided by Nils Herlitz and Peder Thorell.