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Yrjo Johannes Aalto


Aalto, Yrjo Johannes. (Aalto,Yrjo John); b. January 27, 1903, Finland; Prior military service during the Finnish Civil War, Served in Red Guards during 1918; Single; Seaman; Domicile NYC; 34 years old; Sailed July 28, 1937 aboard the Washington; Served with the XV BDE, MacKenzie-Papineau BN, MG Co., Finnish Section, trained for guerrilla work, XIII BDE then back to XV BDE.
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 Aalto
First/Middle Name Yrjo Johannes
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Additional Notes 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.