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Norman Edward Dorland


Dorland, Norman

Dorland, Norman Edward, Jr. b. August (July) 5, 1912, St. Paul, Minnesota; POW; Attended Riverside High School, Hudson, New York; Single; Engineer and Seaman; CP 1936 and Spanish CP October 1937; received passport# 25001 San Francisco series on February 26, 1937 which listed his address as 58 Commercial Street, Granite Falls, Minnesota, and Kerr Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee; Sailed March 17, 1937 aboard the President Roosevelt; Arrived in Spain on May 15, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Washington BN, WIA at Brunete;  Attended OTS, Sent to Tarazona as a trainer;  Became Adjutant to Major Johnson at the base;  Returned to the BDE during the Retreats;  Serving in 35th Division Sanidad;  Captured March 12, 1938, Lecera;  Exchanged October 8, 1938; Returned to the US on October 18, 1938 aboard the Queen Mary; WWII Merchant Marine, Murmansk  Run, awarded three decorations; d. July 1964 in an Auto accident.

Source: Sail, SACB, Cadre, RA, USSDA 2:0501, 53:0822; POW.

Photograph: Lillian Armstan, nurse and Norman Dorland, 35th Division Sanidad, February 1938. The 15th International Brigade Photographic Unit Photograph Collection ; ALBA Photo 11; ALBA Photo number 11-1022. 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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Last Name Dorland
First/Middle Name Norman Edward
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Additional Notes ALT DOB July 5, 1912, ALT Address New York; San Francisco