Sankari, Aate Hjalmar.

Biography

k-Sankari, Aate Hjalmar. (Aatchjalmar, Sankari; Anti); b. November 26, 1903, Finland; Finnish American; COB; POW; Single; Editor Eteenpain; CP 1926; Domicile 15 W. 126th Street, NYC; Arrived in Spain June 2, 1937 having survived the sinking of the City of Barcelona; Served with the XV Brigade, Mackenzie Papineau Battalion, Sergeant Major, MG Co.; Among group of MG men captured and killed after being isolated during retreats; Was editor of the unit's wall newspaper; alt date of death KIA March 17, 1938, Caspe-Belchite during the Retreats.
Sources: Cadre; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 1025, ll. 24d (4); Finnish, MPE; Beeching p. 24.