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Oscar Elinor Paavo


k-Paavo, Oscar Elinor. (Paave), Finnish American; Domicile Caterbury, Connecticut; Sailed October 20, 1937 aboard the Queen Mary; Served with the XV BDE, Mackenzie-Papineau BN; Executed by a Republican firing squad on April 21, 1938; One of three Finns executed on charges of rape.


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

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Last Name Paavo
First/Middle Name Oscar Elinor
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Additional Notes After Retreats he was given leave. He was one of three Finns who after an altercation with authorities were arrested. They were tried on April 19, 1938 on charges of desertion, drunkeness, and general insubordination (other source state rape). The drumhead courtmartial board found the three guilty and ordered their execution. A firing squad carried out the sentence the next day at 10pm in the evening.