Hoffstrom, Waino Emil.

Biography

Hoffstrom, Waino Emil (Hoffman,Waino E.). b. May 9, 1910, Ironwood, Michigan; Finnish American; Education through 5th grade; Single; Driver and Laborer; CP 1931 (1930), unit organizer; Received Passport# 400983 which listed his address as Ewen, Michigan; Sailed aboard the Aquitania; Arrived in Spain on June 30, 1937; Served with XV BDE, Mackenzie-Papineau BN, Leader of a MG Squad, Also served with company of instruction; Special Company XV BDE; Auto Park; Served at Fuentes de Ebro, Teruel and the Retreats (noted as a section leader in the British BN); Returned to the US on December 15, 1938 aboard the Paris; WWII Civilian rejected by military due to medical reasons; d. 1987.
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre; Mac-Paps; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 552, ll.50 (fiche); Finnish; Pacific NW; Biographical information from Viola Hoffstrom; (obituary) The Volunteer, Volume 15, No. 1, p. ; MPE. Code A [need to clean this up]

Photographs: Waino Hoffstron in Spain Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 911; and from a group photograph taken aboard the Paris in December 1938.