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John Albert Laine


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Laine, John Albert. (Lane, John “Jack”; Lane John G.), b. April 27, 1916, St. Louis, Missouri; Finnish American; Driver and airplane mechanic; CP; No Passport issued; Domicile Rt. 1, Box 790-A, Duluth, Minnesota, 38 years old; Arrived in Spain Septebmer 30, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Mackenzie-Papineau BN, WIA October 15, 1938 at Fuentes de Ebro, after recovery served as a driver participating in Ebro Offensive.  RA: XV BDE, Lincoln-Washington BN, Transport, to BDE, Estado Mayor, Auto Park/Transport, driver, rank Soldado November 23, 1937.  Served at Teruel, Seguro de los Banos, Retreats, and Ebro Offensive; Returned to the US on December 15, 1938 aboard the Paris; WWII US Army Air Corps; d. September 21, 2007, San Diego, California.

Source: SACB, Pay, RA (under Lane), Finnish, K. E. Heikkinen, ed., Meidän Poikamme Espanjassa (Our Boys in Spain), Finnish Workers Federation, USA, Inc., 1939, translated by Matti A. Mattson.

Photograph: Jack Lane [?], Auto Park chauffeur, January 1938. The 15th International Brigade Photographic Unit Photograph Collection; ALBA Photo 11; ALBA Photo number 11-0949. Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012, New York University Libraries.


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