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Matti August Mattson


Simon Akam, Spain Gives Citizenship to a Fighter of Franco, 8/26/09, New York Times

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Biographical sketch by Jyrki Juusela; K. E. Heikkinen, ed., Meidan Poikamme Espanjassa (Our Boys in Spain), Finnish Workers Federation, USA, Inc., 1939. translated by Matti A. Mattson.

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Last Name Mattson
First/Middle Name Matti August
Ethnicity Finnish American
Ethnicity Note
Immigration Status
AKA Last Name 1
AKA First / Middle 1
AKA Last Name 2
AKA First / Middle 2
DOB 1916
City Fitchburg
State Massachusetts
Foreign Nation
Foreign Nation City
Alt Pob State, City
Family: Name
Family: Relationship
Family: Begin Date
Family: End Date
Family: Comments
Education HS High School 1 year
Education College / Univ 1
Education College/Univ Notes
Education College/Univ 2
Graduate or Doctoral Work
Graduate or Doctoral Work Notes
Prior Military Service
Passport # 369531
Passport Series
Passport Reported Lost in Spain
Passport Age 21
Passport Date
PP or Known Address Street Mt. Elam Road
PP or Known Address City Fitchburg
PP or Known Address State Massachusetts
ALT City
Alt State
Sail Date
Ship Washington
Marital Status Single
Marital Notes
Vocation 1 Metal Worker
Vocation 2
Vocation 3
Party Affiliation CP
Date Affiliation 1937, January
ALT Affiliation YCL
ALT date 1937, January
ALT affiliation 2
Arrival (in Spain) Date
Units served with XV BDE, Lincoln-Washington BN for one week then transferred to XIII BDE intendencia on Southern Front. XIII BDE Medical during Brunete Campaign, ambulance driver. After Brunete transferred to XV BDE Medical, Ambulance Driver.
Battle action
Returned Date 1938
Returned other
WWII Service US Army, trained as a pilot in Army Air Corps, graduated with his class but was not permitted to fly. Moved to the Army Corps of Engineers, European Theater. Sent to the Pacific as part of the army of occupation in Japan after the close of hostilities. rank Staff Sgt.
Place Died City
KIA/MIA/Died other
KIA/MIA/Died other Date
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KIA/MIA/Died other Battle
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