Edgar Lawrence Acken
Acken, Edgar Lawrence. b. November 18, 1906, Milburn, New Jersey; POW; Newspaper man, American Newspaper Guild; received passport# 490073 on December 22, 1936 which listed his address as 632 2nd Street, Brooklyn, New York; Sailed December 24, 1937 aboard the President Roosevelt; Served with the XV BDE, Captured April 3, 1938 near Gandesa, during the Retreats; Exchanged October 8, 1938; Returned to the US on October 18, 1938 aboard the Queen Mary; d. May 5, 1978.
Source: Sail, SACB, Cadre, POW.
Photograph: From a group photograph of returning POWs aboard the Queen Mary, October 8, 1938..
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