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Leopold Berman


Berman, Leopold

Berman, Leopold. (Leo); b. February 19, 1913, East Orange, New Jersey; Attended James Madison High School in Brooklyn, New York; Prior military service in the US Navy, completed his enlistment in 1933; Single; Seaman; CP 1937 (No party affiliation); received passport# 408409 on May 11, 1937 which listed his address as 1336 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, Maryland, and Boston, Massachusetts; Sailed May 29, 1937 aboard the Britannic; Arrived in Spain on June 18, 1937; Served with the Artillery, 11th Regt., 2nd Group, 14th Battery (John Brown Battery), 155mm Guns, deserted to XV BDE,  XV BDE, Lincoln-Washington BN;  Shortly after Fuentes del Ebro;  Served at Teruel, Segura de los BaƱos and the Retreat, rank Soldado, reported WIA 10 March 1938, Belchite;  Captured March 10-17, 1938, Second Belchite;  Exchanged October 8, 1938; Returned to the US on October 18, 1938 aboard the Queen Mary; WWII US Army and Merchant Marine; d. March 19, 1976, Colma, California.

Source: Sail, SACB, Cadre, BN 58 Retreats, POW.

Photograph: Leopold Berman from a photograph of returning POWs aboard the Queen Mary, October 8, 1938.


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