L-W, Co. 3 Photographs, September 1937

June 30, 2008

The photographs posted below show many of the men assigned to the Lincoln-Washington Battalion’s third company after the Battle of Belchite.  Most of the men are currently unidentified.


L-W, Co. 3 Officers

June 30, 2008

Officers of Lincoln-Washington Company 3, Almuchel, Oct. 1937; The 15th International Brigade Photographic Unit Photograph Collection #C074; ALBA Photo 11-0734. Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012, New York University Libraries.

 

 

Standing l-r Company Commander Sancha [?], Adjutant Murielo [?], and Political Commissar, Florentino Alejo Ortiz [?]

Kneeling l-r Section Leaders unidentified,  Mouton, and William Miller.


L-W, Co. 3, Section 2

June 30, 2008

Lincoln-Washington Company 3, Sec. 3[2], Almuchel, Sept. 1937; The 15th International Brigade Photographic Unit Photograph Collection #C076; ALBA Photo 11-0736. Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012, New York University Libraries.

 

All unidentified


L-W, Co. 3, Section 3

June 30, 2008

Lincoln-Washington Company 3, Sec. 3, Almuchel, Sept. 1937; The 15th International Brigade Photographic Unit Photograph Collection #C080; ALBA Photo 11-0738. Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012, New York University Libraries.

 

 

Standing l-r far right Company Commander Sancha

Kneeling l-r far right William Miller


L-W, Co. 3, Section 4

June 30, 2008

Lincoln-Washington Company 3, Sec. 4, Almuchel, Sept. 1937; The 15th International Brigade Photographic Unit Photograph Collection #C082; ALBA Photo 11-0739. Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012, New York University Libraries.

 

 

Far Right Mouton.


Obtaining Passport Records

June 27, 2008

United States Department of State Pssport Records

Passport Records for Issuances 1925 – Present

The Passport Services maintains United States passport records for passports issued from 1925 to the present. These records normally consist of applications for United States passports and supporting evidence of United States citizenship, and are protected by the Privacy Act of 1974, (5 USC 552(a)).

Third Party requests require either a death certificate or that the passport owner to have been born 100 or more years earlier. 

More than half of all volunteers meet the above criteria.

To File a request you will need as much of the following information as possible;

  1. Full name at birth and any subsequent name changes
  2. Date and place of birth
  3. The dates or estimated dates your passports were issued
  4. Your passport numbers or any other information that will help us locate your records
  5. Your reason for the search
  6. Your contact information

For most volunteers the above information can be found within the Subversive Activities Control Board’s Scope of Soviet Activity in the United States

 A $150.00 search fee is required for each individual for whom a record search is requested. Checks or money orders should be made payable to “Department of State”.

  1. Mailing Address
    All requests for passport records issued from 1925 to present should be mailed to:
    Department of State
    Passport Services
    Research and Liaison Section
    Room 500
    1111 19th Street, N.W.
    Washington, DC 20524-1705 (202) 955-0447

Watkins’ Passport Photograph  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Franklin Watkins was killed in action in Spain.  In 1995 his niece obtained his passport records.  No death certificate was issued for him however, his death was reported in the Atlantic City Union in April 1938.

 


Veterans Returning on the Champlain July 20, 1938

June 26, 2008

(Click on the photo to enlarge)

There are twenty-one volunteers in the photograph above.  Eighteen are Americans.  I can positively identify seven.  Mosess [Moe] Fishman is standing top left.  To his left, the African American volunteer is Aaron Bernard Johnson, to Johnson’s left is John Wegrzynek. Standing far right is Roger James Hargrave far right in the first row.  Standing second from right in first row is Jacob Albert Kramer.  To Kramer’s right is Harry Benjamin Patterson.  Herman Barr is seated second from left in the front row.

These are the names of the other Americans aboard:

Jack Altman, Meyer Arnovitch, Harry John Day, Ralph H. Field, Fritz Grell, Francis J. Herman, Gabriel Jack Quinones, Joseph D. Sacal, Dallas Velmore Sanborn, Francis Clair Sanford, and Joseph Martin Sinnot.