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Orrin Erlandy Feldt


Feldt, Orrin

Feldt, Orrin Erlandy. (Onni), b. August 23, 1910, Detroit, Michigan, Finnish American, High school graduate, Single, Automobile mechanic with Cadillac Motor Company (UAW Local 174); CP 1936, received passport# 369781 on February 26, 1937 which listed his address as 6742 Seneca Avenue, Detroit, Michigan, Sailed March 12, 1937 aboard the Ile de France, Arrived in Spain on April 14, 1937, Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln BN, transferred to Auto Park, detached and sent to 86th BDE on Southern Front, Initially as a driver later ran a fuel depot in Los Blasquez,  Known as the "Sheriff of Blasquez," also served with the 45th Division Fortifications; Returned to the US on December 20, 1938 aboard the Ausonia; d. July 5, 1993, Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Sources: Sail, SACB, Cadre, RA, Finnish, Melvina Klemm, "Back to Spain," about her father.; K. E. Heikkinen, ed., Meidän Poikamme Espanjassa (Our Boys in Spain), Finnish Workers Federation, USA, Inc., 1939, translated by Matti A. Mattson.

Photograph: Orrin Feldt in Spain, RA Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 888.

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Last Name Feldt
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