David Hyman "Hy." (Hyman David Wallach),
b. February 14, 1914, Poland, Polish American, Jewish, POW, Shipping clerk in
Ladies Garment Industry, YCL 1935, Domicile 145 Lenox Road, Brooklyn, New York, Served with the XV BDE, Quinto, Belchite, Fuentes de Ebro, Teruel, Attended Anti-Gas School and selected for OTS, left OTS after the first week due to the Retreats,
Lincoln-Washington BN, rank Soldado, reported MIA Retreats, Gandesa, Captured
April 10, 1938 Gandesa, the Retreats,
Exchanged August 25, 1939, Returned to the US on September 23, 1939
aboard the Schondack, WWII US Army
Air Corps, 15th Air Force, 5th Army Corps with Signal Corps, Served in North Africa, Sicily and Italy, d.
58 Retreats, RA, "Captured by the Fascists," The Volunteer, Vol. 5,
no. 3 pp. 12-13. "Reunion in
Italy," The Volunteer, December 1976;
Primary Source Documents, courtesy of Nancy Wallach's Private Collection:
Poem about Hy Wallach by Volunteer Vaughn Love, 7/13/1986
Captured by the fascists behind enemy lines Gandesa, 1938 by Hy Wallach, undated.
Release from San Pedro We catch the last boat out of Le Havre on the eve of WW II. Letter to Carl Geiser from Hy Wallach, November 16, 1979.
Tribute by Carl Geiser, 1978.
Red Cross parcel post authorization from San Pedro/List of Americans in San Pedro and prisoners to exchange from Salamanaca, Spain records office Research by Nacho Garcia, Bilbao, Spain
ALB Archival Materials
Hy Wallach, US Signal Corps, 1944. Photo courtesy Nancy Wallach.
Moscow 5/1/76. Left to right: Jack Bjoze, Hy Wallach, General Barton (Chairman of Soviet WVC), Woman Veteran, General Smirnov (Chairman, Spanish Section SWAF), Irving Goff. Photo courtesy Nancy Wallach.
Image Courtesy of Nancy Wallach.
Hy Wallach, in uniform, first person on left hand side, on American Committee for Spanish Freedom picket line. Photo courtesy Nancy Wallach.
Hy Wallach is standing on the far right hand side, Dr. Barsky 3rd from the right, standing.
Banquet was in honor of the Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, and to draw attention to the Republican Prisoners still incarcerated in Spain.
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