Yrjo Johannes Aalto
At Fuentes received citation for his conduct during battle. To hospital for various illnesses. Requested transfer to guerrillas. Attended school for guerrillas. Sent to Albacete to await orders was jailed there for intoxication. Transferred to 129th BN that was undergoing training. Returned to the front during the Retreats. With XIII BD, deserted to XV BD. Rejoined Mac-Paps, MG Co. After Retreats Aalto atttempted to get to Barcelona, he was apprehended and sent to Taragona Camp. He was a witness to the execution of the three Finns. After May 1, 1938 he returned to the XV BD, he spent 12 days in hospital due to stomach pains, thereafter returned to front and remained with Co. 2 until WIA on July 27, 1938. Left Spain on October 19, 1938 among group of 200 wounded veterans.
ALB Archival Materials
Jyrki Juusela Biographical Sketch, Wrote "Memories of War" published in Finnish Paper; K. E. Heikkinen, ed., Meidan Poikamme Espanjassa (Our Boys in Spain), Finnish Workers Federation, USA, Inc., 1939. translated by Matti A. Mattson.
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