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Alexander Sauermilch


Sauermilch, Alexander. b. March 15, 1915; Fresno, California; Russian or German American CoB, Single; High School education; Seaman; received passport# 27616 San Francisco series on May 6, 1937 which listed his address as 2023 South East Madison Street, Portland, Oregon (address listed on his return 343 C Street, Fresno, California), 22 yrs. old, Survived the sinking of the City of Barcelona on May 30, 1937, Officially recorded as MIA, deserted June 1, 1937 Went to consulate as his group was travelling through Valencia and requested assistance to return to US , June 17, 1937 was in Algiers,  Family advised they were unable to pay cost of return, To Edinburg June 29 on a Danish vessel, Returned to the US on July 26 (28), 1937 aboard the California [the ship first docked in Boston on the 25th additional information can be found on the ship manifest, he travelled back to the US on passport 3658 issued July 13, 1937, London]; in 1940 was working as a cook for the Army Enginers, Midway, Honolulu, Hawaii; WWII Seaman, Cook, Chief Steward.


Sources: SACB, RA, List of Dead from City of Barcelona May 30, 1937 (complete to September 10, 1937) RA Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 51 p. 8; USSDA 2:0894, 59:0726; Ancestry.

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