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Olavi Kantola


Kantola, Olavi

k-Kantola, Olavi. Finnish American; received passport# 254357 on February 4, 1936 which listed his address as 34 West 126th Street, NYC; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln BN, Lincoln-Washington BN, rank Soldado, Killed in action April 3, 1938, Gandesa, during the Retreats.

Source: SACB, XV BDE, BN 58 Retreats, USSDA 2:0669, 56:0234; Finnish, K. E. Heikkinen, ed., Meidän Poikamme Espanjassa (Our Boys in Spain), Finnish Workers Federation, USA, Inc., 1939, translated by Matti A. Mattson.

Photograph: Olavi Kantola,.Courtesy Bob Kantola..

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Last Name Kantola
First/Middle Name Olavi
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Passport # 254357
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Additional Notes Possibly captured and executed, Spent time in Karelia, USSR