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John Erkkila

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Erkkila, John. Finnish American; Single; Lumberjack and Laborer; CP 1935; received passport# 391648 on April 16, 1937 which listed his address as Saratoga Hotel, Duluth, Minnesota, 30 years old;  Sailed May 12, 1937 aboard the Aquitania; Arrived in Spain on June 6, 1937;  Served with the XV BDE, MacKenzie-Papineau Battalion, MG Co., WIA Calacete, Catalonia during retreats, was detailed to row troops over the Ebro during first days of the offensive; WIA September 23, 1938, died in hospital from wounds, Ebro Offensive. 

 

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

 

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