Simo Häyhä Rank
About Simo Häyhä
Simo Häyhä was a Finnish marksman who went by the nickname the “White Death”. He was a sniper in the Finnish Army during the Winter War between Finland and the Soviet Union. He reportedly killed 505 men during the war, making him the most successful sniper in a major war. He was known for his ability to hit targets as far as 150 meters away with his weapon of choice, a Finnish M/28-30 rifle.
He received several medals after the war, including the Medal of Liberty and the Cross of Kollaa Battle.
He was disfigured in the face after he was hit by an explosive bullet that blew off his left cheek.
Simo Häyhä Rank
Simo Häyhä's Popularity
Simo Häyhä was a famous Finnish sniper, who was born on December 17, 1905. As a person born on this date, Simo Häyhä is listed in our database as the 6th most popular celebrity for the day (December 17) and the 3rd most popular for the year (1905).
People born on December 17 fall under the Zodiac sign of Sagittarius, the Archer. Simo Häyhä is the 158th most popular Sagittarius.
Aside from information specific to Simo Häyhä's birthday, Simo Häyhä is the 1st most famous Finnish.
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