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John Rossen


Fellman, Rossen and Perlman

Rossen, John. b. May 15 (16), 1910, St. Louis, Missouri, Jewish, Attended the University of Illinois at Champlain, Urbana, ROTC 2 yrs., Married, Automobile worker, Office worker and Party functionary, CP May 1933 (1929), received passport# 406204 on May 6, 1937 which listed his address as 52 East Willis, Detroit, Michigan, and 1333 Temple Place, St. Louis, Missouri (5969 14th Street, Detroit, Michigan), Sailed June 4, 1937 aboard the Statendam, Arrived in Spain on June 22, 1937, Served with XV BDE, Mackenzie-Papineau BN in training; Assistant to Major Johnson at the American Training Base; XV BDE, Estado Mayor, Transmissiones, rank Sargento;  Retreats (2nd Belchite) through Ebro Offensive, Returned to the US on December 15, 1938 aboard the Paris, WWII US Army Air Force, Transport Command, Alaska, d. July 2003.

Sources:  Sail, SACB, Cadre, Mac-Pap, Pay, Good Fight C, (obituary) The Volunteer, Volume 25, No. 4, December 2003, p. 21.

Photograph: Harry Fellman, John Rossen and Harry Perlman, March 1938. The 15th International Brigade Photographic Unit Photograph Collection ; ALBA Photo 11; ALBA Photo number 11-1049. Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012, New York University Libraries.


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