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Louis Noah Ornitz


Ornitz, Louis Noah

Ornitz, Louis Noah. b.July 5, 1912, Brooklyn, New York; POW, Elementary school education; Seaman and labor organizer for the CIO (possibly a medical student), CP; received passport# 367025 on February 13, 1937 which listed his address as 896 Bryant Avenue, Bronx, New York; Sailed February 20, 1937 aboard the Ile de France; Served with the Regt. de Tren, Motorcycle dispatch rider;  Captured July 26, 1937, Brunete;  Exchanged October 8, 1938, Returned to the US on October 18, 1938 aboard the Queen Mary; WWII US Army, Coastal Anti-Aircraft Battery, HQ Section; later 77th Division and 3rd Division, ETO; d. September 30, 1983.


Source: Sail, SACB, RA, USSDA 2:0818, 58:0554; POW, wrote pamphlet I Was a Prisoner of Franco.

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


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