Helge Olgard Emanuel Persson (1910 - 1994)



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Since people without facts and knowledege about Helge Olgard Emanuel Persson removes nicknames, siblings and his sister Eva's information on this site about her brother Helge Olgard Emanuel Persson (Helge O. Persson) we have to advice you to get the information from the Persson familiy in Sweden, please. We can not be sure that Ancientfaces accept correct information. Thanks says sister Eva!
For further information, Please contact Army historian Lars Gyllenhaal

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Please read links (above added) about Lars Gyllenhaals's work in this matter, see links about "Svenskar i krig mot Hitler - I amerikansk krigstjänst 1941-1945" and its English version "Swedes at war-Willing worriors of a Neutral Nation, 1941-1945".

Lars Gyllenhaal's chapter in his new book ( "Svenskar i Strid mot Hitler - I amerikansk krigstjänst 1941-45" ) was released in August 2018 and its English version "Swedes at war-Willing worriors of a Neutral Nation, 1941-1945" is now available on Amazon etc. and shows clearly that Helge O Persson still is remembered also for his duty in the US Army as "General Pattons Carpenter" in the 1637th Engineer battalion and one of the few Swedes that served both in Europe and in Asia.

Thank you Lars Gyllenhaal for remembering Willing's Globetrotter Helge O Persson!
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Helge Olgard Emauel Persson did have 14 siblings and loved his mother Nelly.
Helge Olgard Emanuel Persson stated back in 1991- " I Always tried to Please my mother, he said"
Helge Olgard Emanuel Persson did love his grandfater Ola Månsson dearly. Helge O. Persson carried a Cocko Clock in his home at 224 Hansen Ave Trenton N.J USA in memory of his grandfather Ola Månsson until he died.

Helge Olgatd Emanuel Persson's immediate Persson family lives in Sweden and his Little sister Eva "is till alive an cicking" at age 91 and with good remembering. Eva remembers her brother Helge Olgard Emanuel Persson ( Helge O Persson) and the fantastic summer of 1939 with Helge O. Persson
Helge O. Persson got "a package deal" when he married mrs. Junia Wood, a young widow with 4 previous daughters Shirley, Audry, Kathleen "Kate" and Patricia "Patti from another marriage".
Helge O Persson decieded to take care of his step daughters while marrying Mrs Wood. Before service in Europe Helge O Persson got his own biological daughter together with Mrs Wood that he namned after his Swedish cousin and also after his own mother- Sonia Nelly!
Helge O. Persson is the father of his biological daughter "Sonnie Z" living at 5 Kruger Lane, Groveville, N.J .
Helge O. Persson is the great grandfather of Senior Accountant at Holman Frenia & Allison Mr. D J Kafer, Bordentown, N.J. .

As a Swedish Citizen Helge O. Persson started his military training. for the U.S Army at Fort Dix.

Helge Olgard Emanuel Persson (Helge O. Persson) is still registred as living person according to the legal Swedish tax authority 2018 and still has a Swedish Social security number
( a so called "personnummer" in Swedish language ) due to his daughter Sonia Nelly's wishes not to declare her father as dead in Sweden.

Lars Gyllenhaal's book is now available on Amazon etc. in 2 formats also an English version "Swedes at war -Willing worriors of a Neutral Nation, 1941-1945". Please see moore about the English version: [external link].

The local paper- Blekinge Läns Tidning, BLT, has 29/09/18 publiched the storry of Helge O. Persson, Please see [external link] written by the journalist Mr. Gunnar Svensson.

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Helge Olgard Emanuel Persson was also known as:



Älmteryd Augerum, Blekinge Sweden


Augerums kyrka,
Blekinge län Sverige


Cause of death: By age after climbing a tree

Cause of death

By age after climbing a tree

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Last Known Residence

Trenton, Mercer County, NJ

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Mother: Petronella Nelly (Olofsson) Persson
Father: Karl Oskar Konstatin Persson

Wife: Junia Wood

Partner: Elsa Persson


Grammar School in Jämjö, Sweden.
Carpenter education in Jämjö and Öland, Sweden
Mandatory military service, Karlskrona Sweden
Basic police training, Karlskrona, Sweden
Team education with the siblings Evert, Helga, Eva, Birger Alexander, Olle Olof, Ingeborg, Sune Persson
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Petty Officer Swedish Merchant Marine Fleet (World-Wide)

For Moore Information, please see: Helge O Perssons Swedish Family that is managed by C. From.
Helge O Persson came to the U:S as a Petty officer on board Swedish Lloyd's merchant marine ship Venezia during war time.
For More Details about Helge O Perssons Life as a Seaman/ Petty Officer under WW2 before joining US Army, please see: [external link]

For Moore Details about Helge O Persson's Life in the US Army, Please see [external link] (Read Militarian historian Lars Gyllenhall's chapter about Helge O Persson's Military Service Military serial#: 42081282


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Military Service

Military serial#: 42081282
Enlisted: November 30, 1943 in Camden New Jersey. Basic training: Fort Dix, New Jersey.
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Read the documentary written by: Militarian historian Lars Gyllenhall and Lars Gyllenhall's chapter about Helge O Persson's Military Service Please see [external link]
Military serial #: 42081282
Rank: Private, Selectees (enlisted Men)
Carpenter General Class Engineer in the US Army
Terms of enlistment: Enlistment For The Duration Of The War Or Other Emergency, Plus Six Months, Subject To The Discretion Of The President Or Otherwise According To Law

Helge O Persson served under General Patton and in the 1637th Engineer Construction Battalion under Col. Edgar V. Willing.
Helge O. Persson was a true Willling's Globetrotter!

Helge O. Persson recieved for his service in the US Army following:
American Service Medal
Asiatic-Pacific Service Medal
European-African Middle Eastern Service Medal
Good Conduct Medal
World War II Victory Medal
And not to be forgotten a collective Bronze Star !!

Middle name

Olgard Emanuel





Sweden United States





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1910 - In the year that Helge Olgard Emanuel Persson was born, the Mann Act, also called the White-Slave Traffic Act, was signed into law. Its purpose was to make it a felony to engage in interstate or foreign commerce transport of "any woman or girl for the purpose of prostitution or debauchery, or for any other immoral purpose". But the language was so broad that it was also applied to consensual sex between adults when wished.

1921 - At the age of just 11 years old, Helge was alive when on November 11th, the first burial was held at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. The body of an unknown soldier - selected by Army Sgt. Edward F. Younger who was highly decorated for valor and received the Distinguished Service Cross in "The Great War" - was brought back from France (World War 1) and placed in the newly completed tomb. President Warren G. Harding officiated at the interment ceremonies.

1938 - By the time he was 28 years old, on June 25th (a Saturday) the Fair Labor Standards Act was signed into law by President Roosevelt (along with 120 other bills). The Act banned oppressive child labor, set the minimum hourly wage at 25 cents, and established the maximum workweek at 44 hours. It faced a lot of opposition and in fighting for it, Roosevelt said "Do not let any calamity-howling executive with an income of $1,000 a day, ...tell you...that a wage of $11 a week is going to have a disastrous effect on all American industry."

1984 - Helge was 74 years old when on January 1, "Baby Bells" were created. AT&T had been the provider of telephone service (and equipment) in the United States. The company kept Western Electric, Bell Labs, and AT&T Long Distance. Seven new regional companies (the Baby Bells) covered local telephone service and were separately owned. AT&T lost 70% of its book value due to this move.

1994 - In the year of Helge Olgard Emanuel Persson 's passing, on May 6th, former political prisoner, lawyer, and activist Nelson Mandela was elected the first black President of South Africa. He was 75 when he was elected and he served one five-year term.

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Helge Olgard Emanuel Persson died on December 19, 1994 at 84 years of age. His cause of death is listed as: by age after climbing a tree. Helge was born on May 13, 1910 in Älmteryd Augerum, Blekinge, Sweden. He was born to Petronella Nelly (Olofsson) Persson and Karl Oskar Konstatin Persson, and we currently have no other siblings in his family tree. He married Junia Wood and Junia died in 1967. Helge's partner was Elsa Persson and they later separated in 1938. We know that Helge Olgard Emanuel Persson had been residing in Trenton, Mercer County, NJ.


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Lars Gyllenhaal's chapter in his new book ( "Svenskar i Strid mot Hitler - I amerikansk krigstjänst 1941-45" ) that will be released in August 2018 shows clearly that Helge O Persson still is remembered also for his duty in the US Army as "General Pattons Carpenter" in the 1637th Engineer battalion and one of the few Swedes that served both in Europe and in Asia.

Thank you Lars Gyllenhaal for remembering Willing's Globetrotter Helge O Persson!
Aug 01, 2018 · Reply
Our beloved brother Helge Olgard Emanuel Persson had biological14 sibblings in his family when growing up in Sweden. My brother Helge Olgars Emanuel Perssons ( Helge O. Persson from 224 Hansen Av, Trenton N.J 08610, USA) american family is trying to ignore us. It is a shame that his daughter and grandson is so hateful towards Helge O Perssons Swedish family.!
Love you Always says sister Eva
Aug 03, 2018 · Reply
AncientFaces has removed all the names of Helge Olgard Emanuel Perssons ( Helge O. Persson siblings. AncientFaces i spreading incorrect information about Helge Olgard Emanuel Persson not having siblings. That i not correct infromation. There was 14 siblings
Aug 03, 2018 · Reply
AncientFaces has bloked the possibility to add sibblings on this site due to the note that the conflict, can not be resolved
Sep 28, 2018 · Reply
No, that's not true - you can add siblings if you click on "edit" under family tree, than add siblings.
Oct 01, 2018 · Reply
The sibblings added was in August removed and impossible to replace due to message from Anvcient Faces.
Oct 02, 2018 · Reply
The information about Helge Olgard Emanuel Persson's nickname has been removed the 10th time since August 2018. What is the point removing correct iunfromation about nicknames? Just americans, as far as we know, from the U.S would delete infromation or change information
Also the sibbings that was added August 1, 2018 have been removed. Ancientfaces have deneid facts that the sibblings can not be added when Kathy Pinna is writening the comment: " No, that's not true - you can add siblings if you click on "edit" under family tree, than add siblings." Maybe Kathy Pinna should add all the 13 sibblings again? Pinna seems to know how it should be done from her desk

Once again, A site like Ancientfaces that Removes and delete comments, Delete critics about the site and Pinna does not feel like serious site. Its seems like things Sovietunion, Hitler and Stalin would have done- delete information that they didn't like
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Now we are awaitening Kathy Pinna once again to delete the above comments to Kathy Pinnas comments Oct 1, 2018. Is that how administrator of a trustworthy site:) works by deleteing comments?
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