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James Burtle O'Hara


k-O'Hara, James Burtle. (Halpern, Ernest; Kaplin, E.), b. March 30, 1902, Tupper Lake, New York; Attend the US Naval Academy at Annapolis;  US Navy 5 years; Single; Mechanical Engineer and student; No party affiliation; received passport# 28529 San Francisco series on May 22, 1937 which listed his address as 1149 1st Street, Los Angeles, California; Sailed June 12, 1937 aboard the Georgic; Arrived in Spain on July 3, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, MacKenzie-Papineau BN in training; later appears to have transferred to artillery; fought at Quinto and Belchite; WIA Fuentes de Ebro; killed in action September 1938, Ebro Offensive, Sierra Caballs.


Source: SACB, Cadre (under Halperin), Mac-Pap, RA, USSDA 2:0811, 58:0411, (under Halpern, Irwin J.) 2:0626, 55:0498.

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