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Karl Jonna Kalke

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Kalke, Karl


Kalke, Karl Jonna. b. April 1, 1910; Toronto, Canada, Finnish American; Single; Truck driver; CP 1938; received passport# 423821 on January 19, 1938 which listed his address as 227 Carl Street, Buffalo, New York; Sailed February 4, 1938 aboard the Chamberlain; Arrived in Spain on February 16, 1938; Initially served as a driver; transferred to XV BDE, Mackenzie-Papineau BN, MG Co. was company secretary; later served as company translator. Rank Sargento;  In Tarazona he served in the Instruction BN; Went to the front during the Retreats, Ebro Offensive; Returned to the US on December 15, 1938 aboard the Paris; d. October 1966.

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

Photograph: Karl Kalke in Spain, RA Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 555.

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Additional Notes Finnish Book states that he commanded the Mac-Paps MG Company