Update 17 September 2012 – POWs on the Queen Mary identified

September 17, 2012

I found an alternate version of the photograph of returning POWs aboard the Queen Mary that provided the names of all of the volunteers in the photograph.  I have updated the information.

CB


POWs returning aboard the Queen Mary

April 3, 2010

POWs aboard the Queen Mary October 8, 1938

POWs exchanged on October 8, 1938 retuning to America aboard the Queen Mary.   The ship docked in New York on October 18, 1938. Standing left to right Louis Noah Ornitz,  Norman Edward Dorland, Edgar Lawrence Acken, Morris Conway, Homer Chase, Roger Lancaster Braley, Van Rensalaer Chase Jr., and Carl Gustave Belau.   Front row Richard B. de Witt Brown, Leopold Berman, Charles Barr, Fred Stix and  Samuel Romer.  Doneg Barberain who was also on the ship is not in the photograph,    Insert is Ring Larder Jr., who was killed in action in the last days of the Ebro Campaign.  Photo is from LIFE Magazine.


Identification of Volunteers – POWs Returning Aboard the Queen Mary

March 20, 2010

POWs exchanged on October 8, 1938 retuning to America aboard the Queen Mary.   The ship docked in New York on October 18, 1938.   Standing left to right Louis Noah Ornitz,  Norman Edward Dorland, Edgar Lawrence Acken, and Morris Conway.  Front row in bandage is Charles Barr, far right is Samuel Romer.  The other seven photographed are unidentified but should be:   Doneg Barberain, Carl Gustave Belau, Leopold Berman, Roger Lancaster Braley, Richard B. de Witt Brown, Van Rensalaer Chase, Jr.,  & Frederick Stix.  Insert is Ring Larder Jr. Photo from LIFE Magazine.


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.


Veterans Returning on the Champlain July 20, 1938

June 26, 2008

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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.