Palen, Waino.

Biography

k-Palen, Waino. b. March 1, 1909, Cloquet, Minnesota; Finnish American; father William Palen (1874-1928), mother Anna Arberg Palen (1883-1914); Received Passport# 471276 on August 18, 1937 which listed his address as 108 East First Street, Duluth, Minnesota; Sailed August 21, 1937 aboard the Britannic; Arrived in Spain via Massanet on September 5, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, MG training Co.; Later to XV BDE MG Co. then to Lincoln-Washington or Mackenzie-Papineau MG Co.; MIA March 17, 1938 Belchite, during the Retreats.
Siblings: sisters Ellen (Walen) Eskeli (1904-1953), Hulda Palen (1905-?), Limpi (Palen) Frisk (19111-1993), brother Hilmar Palen (1912-1939).
Sources: Scope of Soviet Activity; Figueres List; Finnish, MPE. Code A
Photograph: Waino Palen, Passport Photograph, 1937.