Backman, Henry Osmo.


k-Backman, Henry Osmo (Bacman); Finnish American; Single; Draftsman, CP 1933, section committee member; Received Passport# 376758 on March 20, 1937 which listed his address as 4239 Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, 31 years old; Sailed March 31, 1937 aboard the Aquitania; Arrived in Spain on May 8, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln BN, Brunete; Lincoln-Washington BN, Machinegun Company, rank Soldado, Teruel, WIA, reported MIA during the Retreats; He drowned while attempting to cross the Ebro river on April 3, 1938.
Source: Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre (under Bacman), Inventory North Americans; XV BDE, BN 58 Retreats; Finnish; MPE.