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George Albert Pulkkinin

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Pulkkinin, George


Pulkkinin, George Albert. (Allen, Victor), b. July 23, 1914, Montessen (Monessen), Pennsylvania;  Finnish American; Education through the 7th grade; Single; Steel worker; YCL 1932; Received passport# 426911 on May 27, 1937 which listed his address as 389 (380) East Northhampton, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Sailed June 4, 1937 aboard the Statendam; Arrived in Spain June 24, 1937; Served with the  XV BDE, Mackenzie-Papineau BN, MG Co., runner for company commander; Fuentes de Ebro cited for exemplary effort; WIA Teruel on January 10, 1938 , lost right arm; Returned to the US on July 20, 1938 aboard the Chamberlain.

Source: Sail, SACB, Cadre, Mac-Paps (under Victor Allen); Finnish; Ancestry; K. E. Heikkinen, ed., Meidän Poikamme Espanjassa (Our Boys in Spain), Finnish Workers Federation, USA, Inc., 1939, translated by Matti A. Mattson;  Daily Worker, February 9, 1939, p. 5.

Photograph: George Pulkkinin. Meidän Poikamme Espanjassa (Our Boys in Spain).

 

 

 

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Additional Notes Arrested in France he spent two months [?] in jail before making it into Spain.; Lost an arm in Spain. After his return to the United States he took the name Victor Allen.alt. home New York, New York