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Harry Steinberg


Steinberg, Harry

Steinberg, Joseph Harry. (Fred Gruff); b. July 17, 1913, Poland; (July 8, 1913, Poland, Russia), To the US from Putalsk, Russia, in 1917, Naturalized through father; Russian American;  Father Benjamin (Bennie) Steinberg, Mother Fannie (Molly) Steinberg, brother Filip; High School Education; Single; Printer and Office Clerk; YCL 1933; Received Passport# 362991 on January 22, 1937 which listed his address as 212 Covington Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; 25 years old; Sailed January 20, 1937 aboard the Aquitania; Arrived in Spain on February 11, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln BN; WIA February 27, 1937, Jarama; Returned to the US on March 9, 1938 aboard the Paris; Employed as a teacher and lived at 212 Covington, Pittsburgh; Married Ethel Freda Hirshenson in 1938; WWII Was rejected by the military due to his wounds in Spain, Enlisted in the Merchant Marine, Killed in action May 26, 1942, on the Murmansk run when his ship, the freighter Syros, was torpedoed and sank.


Sources: Sail; SACB; Cadre; Americans; RGASPI; Ancestry: HS Yearbook, Marriage License, Return Ship Records; American Merchant Marine at War.

Photographs: Harry Steinberg being fingerprinted, Pittsburgh Press, July 9, 1940; Harry Steinberg, Fifth Avenue High School, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, yearbook 1929; Ancestry.



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Harry Steinberg, Fifth Avenue High School, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, yearbook 1929; Ancestry.

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