Aksel Airo was Finland's military second in command and chief military strategist during the war and really gave them Reds what fore! He wasn't a front line leading kind of commander but he was still worth his weight in gold for the folks of Finland. Airo won the coveted Mannerheim Cross on November 18, 1944 for his strategic excellence. Although a competent and much liked commander during the war, Airo would find himself accused in the Weapons Cache Case that would end his military career. He would later find himself in politics and would live out the rest of his life in the nation he helped protect.
Although technically and enemy elite, Airo was what the Finnish folks needed during the dark days of WWII.