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Joe Hauteniemi


Hauteniemi, Joe. (Hautainemi, Jouko Kalevi; Hontanieai, Jonas Kolen/Kailin); b. September 13, 1912, Newport, New Hampshire; Finnish American; Parents were immigrants from Finland, Father died when he was 2 ½ and mother died when he was 10-12, lived with parent’s relatives; Single; Shoe worker and Driver; YCL, CP 1933; Received Passport# 339210 (369210) on February 24, 1937 which listed his address as 189 High Street, Fitchburg, Massachusetts (319 Elms Street, Fitchburg, Massachusetts); Sailed March 10, 1937 aboard the Queen Mary; Arrived in Spain on March 25, 1937; Served with the XIII BDE, Transport, Villanueva de Cordoba; Later with 86th BDE, Sanidad, Ambulance Driver; February 1938 moved to an evacuation group as a Driver for Vich Hospital; Returned to the US on September 21, 1938 aboard the Ile de France, address on return 15 W. 26th Street, NYC; Went on a speaking tour around Finnish communities; WWII US Navy, enlisted January 31, 1944, Medical Corps worked in a hospital stateside later in Okinawa, discharged December 11, 1945; Recalled to active duty during the Korean War for 18 months; d. July 30 (31), 1991, buried Worcester County Memorial Park, Paxton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Likely FAG# 65104746; His wife was married to a volunteer who was killed in Spain.


Sources: Sail; SACB; Cadre; RGASPI; Finnish; Harriman Oral History Collection, ALBA Video 048, 077, conducted September 3, 1986; (obituary) The Volunteer, Volume 13, No. 2.; K. E. Heikkinen, ed., Meidän Poikamme Espanjassa (Our Boys in Spain), Finnish Workers Federation, USA, Inc., 1939, translated by Matti A. Mattson.


Harriman Interview ALBA Video 048, 077, conducted September 3, 1986.


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