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Paul Wirta


Wirta, Paul. b. 1910, Finnish American, Seaman NMU, No party affiliation (possible CP) received passport# 486850 on November 27, 1937 which listed his address as Box 29, Woodland, Washington and Aberdeen, Washington, 27 years old; Sailed December 4, 1937 aboard the Lafayette, Arrived in Spain on November 3, 1937; Returned to the US on December 20, 1938 aboard the Ausonia.


Sources: Sail, SACB, RA, Finnish, Pacific NW, 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 Wirta
First/Middle Name Paul
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Additional Notes Possibly in Castel de FelsDear members, The church of the castle of Castelldefels (Barcelona) was prison of brigadists between April of 1938 and January of 1939. There are two graffitis about two Americans. We can read in the graffitis: - “Paul Wirta – NMU Baltimore Md – Aberdeen Washington” - “Lee Curtis – Chicago Ill. – U.S.A. – 5 Mayo 38 – Here en Espana for 16 months. So what tu cono”. Who were Paul Wirta and Lee Curtis? Magí Crusells