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Homer Bates Chase


Chase, Homer Bates

Chase, Homer Bates. b. January 29, 1917, Washington, New Hampshire; POW; Single; Laborer; CP 1934; received passport# 4085 Boston series on February 24, 1937 which listed his address as New Hampshire; and 15 Aberdeen Street, Boston, Massachusetts; Sailed March 10, 1937 aboard the Washington; Arrived in Spain on April 2, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, British BN, Jarama.  Lincoln BN, just prior to Brunete, missed the campaign due to a serious infection of arm;  Returned after Brunete;  Lincoln-Washington BN, rank Soldado, reported MIA Retreats,  Captured at Belchite between March 10-17, 1938, Retreats; Exchanged October 8, 1938; Returned to the US on October 18, 1938 aboard the Queen Mary; WWII US Army, Paratrooper, SGT, European Theater of Operations; Combat jump near Wesel and the Bulge; d. August 29, 1985, Hingham, Massachusetts.

Source: Sail, SACB, Cadre, Americans, BN 58 Retreats, USSDA 2:0447, 53:0322; POW, (obituary) “Homer Bates Chase is Dead,” New York Times.

Photograph: Homer Chase from a photograph of returning POWs aboard the Queen Mary, October 8, 1938.


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