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Joseph Luftig


Luftig, Joseph

Luftig, Joseph. b. November 17, 1910, NYC;  CoB; High school 2 years; Single; Restaurant Worker; YCL 1934, unit secretary, and Spanish CP July 1938; received passport# 385320 on April 16, 1937 which listed his address as 11404 109th Avenue, Richmond Mill East, NYC; Sailed May 1, 1937 aboard the Britannic; Arrived in Spain on May 30, 1937 after surviving the sinking of the City of Barcelona; Served with the XV BDE, Mackenzie-Papineau BN; Telephone repair; Later to BDE Transmissions;  Served at Fuentes de Ebro, Teruel, Seguro de los Banos, Retreats, and Ebro Offensive;  WIA twice October 13, 1937 and August 26, 1938 second time was in left leg; Returned to the US on December 20, 1938 aboard the Ausonia; WWII Armed forces;

 Source: Sail, SACB, Cadre, Mac-Paps, RA.

Photograph: Joeseph Luftig, VALB/ALBA.


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Last Name Luftig
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