What was Simo Häyhä nickname?

The White Death
Simo Häyhä, also known as “The White Death,” was a Finnish sniper who is credited with killing more than 500 enemy troops within 100 days during the Winter War against the Soviet Union from 1939 to 1940.

How was Simo Hayha shot?

Soviets also employed counter-sniping, flooding an area with snipers whose primary mission was to kill the White Death. On March 6, 1940, the Red Army nearly succeeded. A Soviet sniper spotted Häyhä and shot at him with an explosive bullet, striking him in his lower left jaw. The shot should have killed him.

Is Simo Hayha still alive?

Deceased (1905–2002)
Simo Häyhä/Living or Deceased

How old is Simo?

96 years (1905–2002)
Simo Häyhä/Age at death

Who has the most confirmed kills ever?

Simo Häyhä
Nicknamed “White Death,” Simo Häyhä tallied 505 kills, far and away the highest count from any major war. All of Häyhä’s kills of Red Army combatants were accomplished in fewer than 100 days – an average of just over five kills per day – at a time of year with very few daylight hours.

What is the longest shot ever recorded?

In June 2017, an unnamed sniper from Canada’s Tier 1 special forces unit, Joint Task Force 2, surpassed the 2009 record by over 1,000 m (1,100 yd), with a 3,540 m (3,871 yd) shot in the Iraqi Civil War.

Who killed Simo Häyhä?

Unfortunately, 11 days before the Winter War ended, Simo Häyhä was finally struck. A Soviet soldier caught sight of him and shot him in the jaw, landing him in a coma for 11 days. He awoke as the peace treaties were being drawn up with half of his face missing.

Why did Simo Hayha not use a scope?

Simo Hayha did not use a scope to forge is legendary sniper kill count. The scope would make the target slightly bigger and also cause them to glint in the sunlight cause him to spot enemy snipers before they spotted him.

Do Snipers have bounties?

Army and Marine Corps snipers were another group targeted with the threat of bounties because they were force multipliers on the battlefield. Miller, of Olivet, South Dakota, served as a sniper with the 9th Infantry Division in Vietnam, and he commented in an oral history that the Viet Cong had bounties on snipers.