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John Jurdana


k-Jurdana, John. (Jurdana, Ivan; Jordan, Ivo); b. 1896, Kuceli Opatija, Croatia; To US, 1922, Croatian American; Prior military service in the Austro-Hungarian Army in WWI; Single; Plasterer; He joined the Italian Communist Party (his hometown had become part of Italy) later fled to Yugoslavia; CP 1934 and CP of Italy; Sailed December 26, 1936 aboard the Normandie; Arrived in Spain on January 6, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln BN; Killed in action February 27, 1937, Jarama.


Source: Cadre, RA, AICVAS, South Slav, Peter Shimrack to Brooks.

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