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Joseph Lafayette Young


Young, Joseph Lafayette

Young, Joseph Lafayette. b. July 20, 1914, Bellefonte, Pennsylvania; POW; 2 years High school; Single, Seaman, CP 1936 and YCL 1933, unit organizer; received passport# 367802 on February 17, 1937 which listed his address as 449 West 206th Street, NYC; Sailed February 20, 1937 aboard the Ile de France; Arrived in Spain on March 3 (17), 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln-Washington BN, Later Lincoln-Washington BN, rank Soldado, reported MIA Retreats,  Captured April 2, 1938, Gandesa, the Retreats,  Released August 25, 1939, Returned to the US on September 5, 1939 aboard the Ile de France, WWII Merchant Marine Officer; d. July 13, 2003.


Source: Sail, SACB, Cadre, BN 58 Retreats, RA, USSDA 2:1058, 62:0067; (obituary notice) The Volunteer, Volume 26, No. 1, March 2004, p. 21.

Photograph:  Joseph Young. True Americans.

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BN 58 untitled report on losses in the Retreats (undated), RA Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 51, pp. 26-33;


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