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Erkki Martikainen


Martikainen, Erkkis

Martikainen, Erkki. (Erkie), b. September 7, 1906, Finnish American, Carpenter, Domicile Jamaica, New York, 31 yrs old, Sailed March 1937, Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln BN, transferred to Albacete Auto Park, assigned to XIII BDE, Driver served on Southern Front; remained with the BDE during Brunete serving as an ambulance driver, Badly injured in an accident when he was squashed between a truck and a tree,  After recovering he joined XV BDE, Mackenzie-Papineau BN, Co. 2 during the Retreats, He was hospitalized during summer of 1938, last unit Mackenzie-Papineau BN, Plaza Mayor, Cocina, rank Soldado; Was briefly held in a French concentration camp, Returned to the US in August 1938 aboard the Manhattan.  

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

Photograph: Erkki Martikainen. Meidän Poikamme Espanjassa (Our Boys in Spain).

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