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Harold Smith Hoff

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Hoff, Harold Smith


Hoff, Harold Smith. b. January 11, 1906, Waldo, Kansas; Graduated from Citrus High school in La Verne, California then attended La Verne College for 2 years; No prior military service; Single; Actor (bit player in Hollywood) and Newspaper Journalist; CP 1935, received passport# 81155 San Francisco series on August 19, 1937 which listed his address as 2742 Hollyridge Drive, Los Angeles, California (1226 Oxford, Los Angeles, California); Sailed September 1, 1937 aboard the Aquitania; Arrived in Spain on September 13, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln-Washington BN, Co. 3, October-January; Transferred to BDE Special MG Co. January 20, 1938 served through March 15, 1938 then to Mackenzie-Papineau BN, rejoined Special MG Co April 15 through June 25, 1938, transferred to Lincoln-Washington BN, Machine gun company, rank Soldado,  June 25, 1938; WIA September 23, 1938  on Hill 287; Returned to the US on December 15, 1938 aboard the Paris; WWII US Army, PTO, Borneo and the Philippines, rank PFC; d. July 6, 1998, South Lake Tahoe, California.

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

Photograph: Harold Smith Hoff, photograph courtesy Ray Hoff.

 

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