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Joseph Sands


Sands, Joseph

Sands, Joseph. (Joseph Anthony Santa Lucia), b. September 11, 1910, NYC, 8 yrs. education, Single, Seaman and Stevedore, CP 1935 (1933) and Spanish CP [revoked after desertion], received passport# 267865 on February 17, 1937 which listed his address as 7023 13th Street, Brooklyn, New York and 35 Norfolk Street, NYC (35 E. 12Thorne, NYC?), Sailed February 20, 1937 aboard the Ile de France, Arrived in Spain on March 2, 1937, Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln-Washington BN,  last unit (June 1938) Lincoln-Washington BN, Co. 3, rank Soldado,  Served at Brunete, Teruel, Seguro de los BaƱos, the Retreats (Reported MIA Mora Nueva), Ebro Offensive; WIA August 1938; Returned to the US on December 20, 1938 aboard the Ausonia, WWII Armed forces; Spanish CP membership was revoked after he was accused of desertion.

Sources: Sail, SACB (under Sends, Joseph), Cadre, Americans, BN 58 Retreats, RA, Pay.

Photograph: Joseph Sands, food truck, Lincoln-Washington, October 1937. The 15th International Brigade Photographic Unit Photograph Collection; ALBA Photo 11; ALBA Photo number 11-0628. 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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