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|Born||11 April 1916|
|Died||28 January 1989(aged 72)|
|Service/||Finnish Air Force|
|Years of service||1935–1946|
|Unit||LeLv 24, LeLv 26, LeLv 28, LeLv 30, LeLv 32|
|Other work||Commercial airline pilot|
Puhakka served in Fighter Squadrons (LLv's) 26, 30, 28, 24, 32 during the Winter War and the Second World War. He became an ace during the Winter War, downing 5½ Soviet aircraft. Puhakka was actively flying at the front almost during the whole war.
Puhakka resigned from the air force in 1946 and flew commercial airliners until his retirement in 1971.
|Messerschmitt Bf 109G||25|
- Keskinen 1978, p. 24-27.
- "Risto Olli Puhakka". www.century-of-flight.net.
- Keskinen, Kalevi; Stenman, Kari and Niska, Klaus. Hävittäjä-ässät (Finnish Fighter Aces) (in Finnish). Espoo, Finland: Tietoteas, 1978. ISBN 951-9035-37-0.
- Stenman, Kari and Keskinen, Kalevi. Finnish Aces of World War 2 (Aircraft of the Aces 23). Oxford, UK: Osprey Publishing, 1998. ISBN 1-85532-783-X.