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Oiva Ronald Halonen


Halonen, Oiva

Halonen, Oiva Ronald. b. April 15, 1912, Chisholm, Minnesota; Finnish American; High school education; Single; Carpenter and Driver; CP February 15, 1934 and YCL 1933; received passport# 31040 San Francisco series on August 17, 1937 which lists his address as 1615 30th Street, Seattle, Washington, 26 years old; Sailed October 9, 1937 aboard the Vollendam; Arrived in Spain on October 24, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln-Washington BN, MG Co., joined unit during Retreats, May 2, 1938 transferred to 35th Division Special MG Company; Later returned to XV BDE; Returned to the US on December 15, 1938 aboard the Paris; WWII Civilian ship yard worker in Seattle; d. March 20, 1981, Seattle, Washington; Worked with Bob Reed on the Pacific Northwest Volunteers Project.

Sources: Sail, SACB, Cadre, RA, Finnish, Pacific NW, (obituary) The Volunteer, Volume 3, no. 5; K. E. Heikkinen, ed., Meidän Poikamme Espanjassa (Our Boys in Spain), Finnish Workers Federation, USA, Inc., 1939, translated by Matti A. Mattson.

Photograph: Oiva Halonen in Spain, RA Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 905.

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Last Name Halonen
First/Middle Name Oiva Ronald
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Additional Notes alternate POB Virginia, Minnesota