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Leonard Lamb

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Phil Detro and Leonard Lamb


Lamb, Leonard. (Lamchick), b. September 1, 1910, Cleveland, Ohio; Graduated with a BA from Brooklyn College; Single; School Teacher; CP 1935; received passport# 3653369 on February 4, 1937 which listed his address as 420 East 6th Street, NYC,  and 429 East 6th Street, Cleveland, Ohio; Sailed February 10, 1937 aboard the Washington; Arrived in Spain on February 20, 1937; Sent to OTS March-June 1937; XV BDE, Washington BN, Chief of HQ Staff, moved to Adjutant Commander, Brunete; Lincoln-Washington BN; BDE Plana Mayor, Commander, Quinto, Took over command of Lincoln-Washington BN at Belchite when Amlie was wounded, was WIA and Phil Detro took over the BN; Adjutant Commander of the Lincoln-Washinton BN at Teruel,  Several times in action he commanded the BN; last unit Lincoln-Washington BN, Plaza Mayor, rank Capitan;  Served at Brunete, Quinto, Belchite, Teruel, Retreats and Ebro Offensive,  WIA August 1938;  Returned to the US on December 20, 1938 aboard the Ausonia; d. 1995.

Source: Sail, SACB, Cadre, Pay, RA, Good Fight A; (obituary) The Volunteer, Volume 17, No. 1, Spring 1995, p. 5.

Photograph: Phil Detro and Captain Leonard Lamb, Lincoln-Washington, September 1937. The 15th International Brigade Photographic Unit Photograph Collection; ALBA Photo 11; ALBA Photo number 11-0713. 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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