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Charles A. Fors

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k-Fors, Charles A. b. Finland, Finnish American, Single, Driver and Auto mechanic, CP 1930 and YCL 1922, received passport# 371454 on March 4, 1937 which listed his address as 291 Winder Street, Detroit, Michigan and Sugar Island, Michigan, 33 yrs. old, Arrived in Spain on April 20, 1937, Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln BN, Later Auto Park; 86th BDE as driver - elected political commissar by his fellow Finns for his ability to find eggs, XV BDE, Served at Cordoba, and the Retreats,  KIA March 10, 1938 Belchite, during the Retreats, Captured & executed driving supplies to the front.

 

Sources: SACB, Cadre, Finnish, K. E. Heikkinen, ed., Meidän Poikamme Espanjassa (Our Boys in Spain), Finnish Workers Federation, USA, Inc., 1939, translated by Matti A. Mattson.

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Additional Notes Captured & executed driving supplies to the front, unofficial unit commissar while with 86th BD for work as an organizer