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Abraham Alfred Chakin

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Chakin, Abraham


Chakin, Abraham Alfred. (“Chick”); b. August 12, 1904, New York (December 28, 1904 Russia); Graduated from Cornell University with a BA in 1926, was working on an MA; ROTC 1 year; Married; Wrestling coach CCNY; CP 1934; received passport# 216844 on June 20, 1935 which listed his address as 43 East 27th Street, NYC; Sailed July 7, 1937 aboard the Queen Mary; Arrived in Spain on July 24, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Mackenzie-Papineau Battalion, Quartermaster; Missing in action March 17, 1938, Caspe, during the Retreats.

Source: SACB, Cadre, Mac-Paps, XV BDE, USSDA 2:0446, 53:0317; Good Fight (Interview with his widow).

Photograph: Alfred Chaikin, Mackenzie-Papineau quartermaster, October 1937. The 15th International Brigade Photographic Unit Photograph Collection; ALBA Photo 11; ALBA Photo number 11-0630. Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012, New York University Libraries.

 

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