Metsonen, Thomas.

Biography

Metsonen, Thomas. (Tauno Mehto); b. March 9, 1915, Duluth, Minnesota; Finnish American; Single; Machinist; CP (YCL)1934; Received Passport# 368967 on February 24, 1937 which listed his address as 414 Kishwaukee Street, Rockford, Illinois; Sailed March 10, 1937 aboard the Washington; Arrived in Spain on March 20, 1937; Served with the 1st Regt. de Tren; Returned to the US on October 15, 1938 as a stowaway aboard the Excambion; WWII US Army Air Force, Rank SSGT; Also served in the Korean War; d. September 9, 1982, buried in Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno, San Mateo County, California.
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre; RGASPI; USSDA 2:0767, 57:0610[deserter?]; Find-a-Grave 3608890; Finnish, MPE. Code A