Update 21 March 2009

March 21, 2009

I am still working on building home pages.  I have 1,322 to go (D, F, G, H, K, M, R & S).  I completed B & T today. 



Update 16 March 2009

March 17, 2009

Added a couple of links today to the main page.


Update 15 March 2009

March 15, 2009

I added two photographs from LIFE Magazine to the identification section. 


Life Magazine Photographs – Updated 10 October 2009

March 15, 2009

The March 28, 1938 issue of LIFE Magazine carried an article entitled “Americans Have Died For Democracy in Spain” (pp. 56-67).  In preperation for the article LIFE photographer, Peter Stackpole, took several photographs of returned volunteers.  These photographs are now on the web:  Aaron Harris, Doug Roach, Hy Roseman, William Harvey (Herrick), Morris Fishman, Robert Klonsky and Ruby Ehrlich.  These photographs can be found online under LIFE images.  Two were unidentified and I have now (10 Oct. 2009) identified them as Philip Haydock and Hy Stone.  The men who appeared in the article that who’s photographs are not online include Max Katz, Nils Berg, Frederick I. Lord and Jerry Warren.  I would like to get a good scan of the article I have a photocopy.

Unidentified 1 LIFE Magazine

Unidentified 1(is Hy Stone) LIFE Magazine

2nd Unidentified Volunteer LIFE Magazine

2nd Unidentified Volunteer (Philip Haydock) LIFE Magazine

A complete listing of LIFE articles dealing with Spain is posted by the University of Texas at Austin here.


Update 14 March 2009

March 15, 2009

I have been working on adding some content to the CAT I based on a request for information on Americanvolunteers whose names appear on a songbook belonging to American volunteer Sam Walters.  Geoff Lawes made put out a request for information on the ALBA Listserve on March 2nd.  I have added biographical entries on Henry Buska, Gastone Del Gianco, Ralph Blanchard, Bert Searl, Milton Weiner, Rubin Ryant, Tom Norton, Frank Madigan, Samuel Wren, Marion Massey, Joseph Hecht [there is now a biographical sketch on the ALBA website for Hecht], Murray Nemeroff, Chi Chang, Douglas Hitchcock [under his real name Robert Colver], James Du Bruel, James Hassett, and Albert Ziegler.

My sketches on the black volunteers Eluard McDaniels, and Gerald Goldwyn [Pierre Duvalle] are on the ALBA site.

I need to look further into Joel Kornblutt, Jack Hall and  Joseph Vaughan.


Update 11 March 2009

March 11, 2009

Still working on building home pages, I am probably about 1/3 of the way through. I am also going to be adding several Cat I volunteers this week in response to requests for information on the ALBA list serve. 


Former POWs Returning aboard the Ile De France

March 4, 2009

”]New York, New York, USA --- 5/10/1939-New York, NY: Twelve members of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade who were captured while fighting with the Loyalist forces in the Spanish Civil war, shown upon their arrival in New York May 10, on the S. S. Ile De France, following their release from Spanish Nationalist prisons.     (ACME) --- Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS [used for identification purpose of the volunteers only]Fifteen volunteers returned on the Ile de France on that date: Ylia Balagurchik, Matthew Dykstra, Marshall Garcia (non-IB Spanish-American POW), Samuel Grant, Maurice Gurko, Stanley A. Heinricher, David Gillis Kelly, Sol Lerner, John Logan, John G. Mail, Fred Ralph Miller, Ignate Moskowitz, Carl Herman Riffe, Frederick Salvini, Richard Thompson.  Data from Ancestry.com Immigration files.