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George Watt


Watt, George

Watt, George. (Israel Kwatt), b. November 5, 1913, NYC, Jewish, Attended Brooklyn College 1931 and Cooper Union Institute of Technology, Engineering 1933-35,  Married, Student (ASU), CP 1937 (1932) and YCL 1932, received passport# 441993 on June 14, 1937 which listed his address as 115 Brightwater Court, Brooklyn, New York, Sailed July 24, 1937 aboard Britannic, Arrived in Spain on August 9, 1937; Served with XV BDE, MacKenzie-Papineau BN, Party Secretary, light machine gunner; WIA October 13, 1937 Fuentes de Ebro; OTS graduated February 16, 1938; Lincoln-Washington BN, Plaza Mayor, promoted to BN Commissar April 8, 1938,  Served at Fuentes de Ebro, Retreats and Ebro Offensive, Returned to the US on December 20, 1938 aboard the Ausonia, WWII US Army Air Force, Bomber Crewmember, d. July 1994, Northport, Rhode Island.

Sources: Sail, SACB, Cadre, Mac-Pap, Pay, RA, ALBA 193 George and Margaret Watt Papers; Good Fight C, Harriman, (obituary) "George Watt, 80, Hospital Executive," New York Times,  July 9, 1994; (obituary) The Volunteer, Volume 16, No. 2, Fall 1994,  pp. 15-16; George Watt, The Comet Connection, NY: Warner Books, 1990.

Photograph: George Watt, Commissar, Lincoln-Washington, May 1938. The 15th International Brigade Photographic Unit Photograph Collection; ALBA Photo 11; ALBA Photo number 11-0186. 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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