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John Clarence Blair

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Blair, John Clarence


Blair, John Clarence. (Blair, Clarence Alvin); b. March 16, 1898, Swanville, Minnesota; Education through the 8th Grade (HS) then served a 4 year apprenticeship as a Machinist; Single; Organizer, Mechanic, and Machinist; CP 1930 D. B. Wisconsin; Received passport# 404349 on May 4, 1937 which listed his address as 1826 B North 111th Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Little Falls, Minnesota; Sailed May 26, 1937 aboard the Vollendam; Among a group of 22 volunteers arrested aboard the Spanish vessel Joven Teresa on June 20, 1937 when it was intercepted by the French aviso Granit near Port-Vendres; Arrived in Spain on June 26, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, MacKenzie-Papineau BN, Commissar Co. 1;  Served at Fuentes del Ebro, Teruel, Seguro de los Banos and Retreats;  Captured; Freed February 22, 1940; Returned to the US on March 17, 1940 aboard the Exiria;  WWII Civilian; d. March 18, 1984.   

Source: Sail, SACB, Cadre (under Blair, Clarence A.), Mac-Paps, XV BDE, USSDA (under Blair, Clarence A.) 2:0408, 52:0797-0920; POW.

Photograph: Clarence Blair from a group photograph on his return to the US. VALB/ALBA.

 

 

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Last Name Blair
First/Middle Name John Clarence
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Additional Notes ALT POB Little Falls, Minnesota; Among a group of 22 volunteers arrested aboard the Spanish vessel Joven Teresa on June 20, 1937 when it was intercepted by the French aviso Granit near Port-Vendres