Aalto, Erick. (Erkki); b. 1913, Finland; Finnish American; Seaman; Domicile Canterbury, Connecticut; 34 years old; Sailed September 4, 1937 aboard the Champlain; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln-Washington BN, attended MG school at Pozo Rubio, returned to Lincoln-Washington MG Co, Served at Teruel WIA by shrapnel in leg; After leaving Spain he was unable to return to the US, returned to Finland; WWII Drafted into Finnish Army, able bodied seaman on ice-breaker Tarmo.
Source: XV BDE, Finnish, K. E. Heikkinen, ed., Meidän Poikamme Espanjassa (Our Boys in Spain), Finnish Workers Federation, USA, Inc., 1939, translated by Matti A. Mattson.
Photograph: Erick Aalto. Meidän Poikamme Espanjassa (Our Boys in Spain).
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