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Carl Herman Riffe


Riffe, Carl Herman

Riffe, Carl Herman. b. August 11, 1918, Portsmouth, Ohio, POW, Single, Cook, Domicile Binghampton, New York, Sailed September 11, 1937 aboard the Berengaria, Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln-Washington BN, rank Soldado, reported MIA, Captured March 17, 1937, Belchite, Exchanged April 22, 1939, Returned to the US on May 10, 1939 aboard the Ile de France;  d. October 31, 1999, Portsmouth, Ohio.

Sources: BN 58 Retreats, USSDA 2:0864, 59:0205; Ancestry.

Photograph: Carl Herman Riffe from a group photograph taken aboard the Ile de France.


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Additional Notes HERMAN C RIFFE 11 Aug 1918 31 Oct 1999 (V) 45662 (Portsmouth, Scioto, OH) New York