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Keijo Helmer Kuusela (born January 6, 1921 in Tampere, Finland - d. April 27, 1984) was a professional ice hockey player who played in the SM-liiga. He played for Hämeenlinnan Tarmo. He was inducted into the Finnish Hockey Hall of Fame in 1985. He also competed in the men's field hockey tournament at the 1952 Summer Olympics.[1]

Kuusela served as a fighter pilot in World War II, flying Morane-Saulnier 406 fighter. He shot down one Soviet P-39 Airacobra fighter in his last aerial combat before colliding with another and parachuting and becoming prisoner of war 1944.


  1. Keijo Kuusela Olympic Results. Olympics at Sports Reference LLC.

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