Minnesota Discovery Center

Eino William Jylha, None

conflict:World War II
serial number:
location:Camp Van Dorn, Mississippi; Fort Meade, Maryland; Camp Shanks, Orangetown, New York; Normandy, France.
enlistment date:Jan. 4, 1944
place enlisted:
discharge date:Sept. 18, 1945
place discharged:
history:On Sunday morning, September 17, 1944, he suffered a head wound in battle and was taken prisoner by German forces. By early October, he was marched to prisoner-of-war camp Stalag II-A in Neubrandenburg, 100+ miles north of Berlin.
service documents:
references:Eino W. Jylha prisoner-of-war papers. Iron Range Research Center, Chisholm, Minnesota.

Personal Information

date of birth:Feb. 15, 1913
birth place:Kinney, MN
home town:
date of death:June 23, 2000
father:Jylha, Charles
mother:Jylha, Hilja (nee Lonni)
siblings:Sisters: Honkkinen Nylund, Aino; Tapanila, Aili; Hankkinen Derose, Aune.

Last update: 9/16/2016