Feldt, Orrin Erlandy.

Biography

Feldt, Orrin Onne Erland. (Onni); b. August 23, 1910, Detroit, Michigan; Finnish American; father Frank (Frans) Feldt (1875-?), mother Fina Feldt (1882-1983); High School graduate; Single; Automobile mechanic with Cadillac Motor Company (UAW Local 174); CP 1936; Received Passport# 369781 on February 26, 1937 which listed his address as 6742 Seneca Avenue, Detroit, Michigan; Sailed March 12, 1937 aboard the Ile de France; Arrived in Spain on April 14, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln BN; Transferred to the Auto Park; Detached and sent to 86th BDE on Southern Front; Initially served as a Driver later ran a fuel depot in Los Blasquez;  Known as the "Sheriff of Blasquez," also later served with the 45th Division Fortifications; Returned to the US on December 20, 1938 aboard the Ausonia; Married Helmi M. Johnson (1914-1973), daughter Audrey Feldt; d. July 5, 1993, Kenosha, Wisconsin, buried in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
Siblings: brothers Toivo Feldt (1909-?), Fred Feldt (1909-?), Frank Feldt, Jr. (1914-?), sister Elma Feldt (1913-?).
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 978, ll. 25; Finnish; Melvina Klemm, "Back to Spain," about her father; MPE; Find-a-Grave #113553835.   Code A
Photograph: Orrin Feldt in Spain. RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 888,