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Matti August Mattson


Mattson, Matti

Mattson, Matti August. b. September 17, 1916, Fitchburg, Massachusetts, Finnish American, 1 yr. high school, Single; Metal Worker; CP and YCL January 1937 (1931), received passport# 369531 on February 25, 1937 which listed his address as Mt. Elam Road, Fitchburg, Massachusetts, Sailed March 10, 1937 aboard the Washington, Arrived in Spain on March 20, 1937, Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln-Washington BN for one week then transferred to XIII BDE intendencia on the Southern Front, XIII BDE Medical during the Brunete Campaign, as an ambulance driver, After Brunete transferred to XV BDE Medical, Ambulance Driver, Returned to the US on December 20, 1938 aboard the Ausonia, WWII 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, d. January 11, 2011, Florida, Translated K. E. Heikkinen, ed., Meidän Poikamme Espanjassa (Our Boys in Spain), Finnish Workers Federation, USA, Inc., 1939. 

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

Photograph: Matti Mattson in Spain, RA Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 945.



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

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