Biographyk- (Hamilton, Manning); b. April 19, 1909, Finnish American, Single; Logger; CP 1937; Received Passport# 30961 on August 6, 1937 which listed his address as 409 5th Avenue, Seattle, Washington (RFD #2, Chassell, Michigan); CP 1937; Sailed August 14, 1937 aboard the Champlain; Arrived in Spain via Setcases on August 27, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln-Washington MG Co.; Rank Soldado; Killed in action April 1, 1938, Gandesa, during the Retreats.
Sources: Scope of Soviet Activity; BN 58 Retreats; Cadre; Figueres List; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 943, ll. 42 (ver arch gen amer); ALBA 082 Robert Reed: Northwest Volunteers Research Project which includes letters from Spain; Finnish,; Pacific NW; MPE.
Photograph: Robert Manninen in Idaho. Photograph courtesy Bob Reed. Robert Reed: Northwest Volunteers Research Project Photographs ALBA PHOTO 005, Series I, Box 1, Folder 12.