Pulkinin, George Albert.

Biography

Pulkinin, George Albert. (Allen, Victor; Pulkkinen); b. July 23, 1914, Montessen (Monessen), Pennsylvania; Finnish American; Education through the 7th grade; Single; Steel worker; YCL 1932 section organizer; Received Passport# 426911 on May 27, 1937 which listed his address as 389 (380) East Northhampton, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Sailed June 4, 1937 aboard the Statendam; Arrived in Spain via Setcases on June 21, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Mackenzie-Papineau BN, MG Co., Runner for company commander; cited for exemplary effort at Fuentes de Ebro; WIA Teruel on January 10, 1938, lost right arm; Returned to the US on July 20, 1938 aboard the Champlain.
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre; Figueres List; Mac-Paps (under Victor Allen); RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 564, ll. 57 (fiche), 61 (ver ar gen can); Opis 6, Delo 965, ll. 59; Finnish; L-W Tree Ancestry; MPE; Daily Worker, February 9, 1939, p. 5. Code A
Photograph: George Pulkkinin. Meida╠łn Poikamme Espanjassa (Our Boys in Spain).