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George Delich

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Delich, George


Delich, George. (Babich, G. D.; Dicklich); b. February 15, 1898, Enerovecia, Yugoslavia (Staro Selo, Otacac, Croatia); POW; Prior military service in WWI with the Serbian Army, later US Army Reserve; Single; Mechanic; CP 1939 (1936), 39 years old; Sailed April 15, 1937, Berengaria; Arrived in Spain on May 5, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln-Washington BN, First in action at Fuentes, Captured April 10, 1938 during the Retreats, released April 22, 1939, rank Sargento; Returned to the US on October 24, 1939 aboard the Washington; Detained at Ellis Island then deported from France, finally allowed into the US arriving on November 1, 1939 again on the Washington; WWII OSS liaison to Yugoslavian partisans, rose to the rank of Colonel in the Partisan Army; d. 1946, executed by Tito on charges that he was an American spy.

Source: XV BDE, Cadre (under Delich, Jorge), USSDA, BN 58 Retreats, POW, South Slav, Ancestry.

Photograph: George Delich, Lincoln-Washington, Company 1, September 1937. The 15th International Brigade Photographic Unit Photograph Collection ; ALBA Photo 11; ALBA Photo number 11-0620. 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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Additional Notes ALT Names Diklic, Djuro, G. B. Babich, Dicklih, Delitch, Georgius Deluch; incorrectly reported kia on BN 58 report.