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Otto Ernest Lemke


Lemke, Otto Ernest. (Lembe), b. July 21, 1909, NYC; POW; Education through the 7th grade; Single; Seaman (ship’s carpenter), Longshoreman, and Building construction; CP April 1936 (1937); received passport# 434382 on June 5, 1937 which listed his address as 315 East 5th Street, NYC (519 W. 178th Street, NYC); Sailed June 12, 1937 aboard the Georgic; Arrived in Spain on July 7, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Mackenzie-Papineau BN;  Later served with 15th Corps, Special MG BN;  Served at Quinto, Belchite, Fuentes de Ebro, Teruel, Seguro de los Banos and Retreats;  Rank Sargento.  Captured.  Exchanged April 22, 1939; Returned to the US on May 6, 1939 aboard the President Harding; d. March 27, 1973.


Source: Sail, SACB, Cadre, Mac-Paps, RA, Pacific NW.

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Additional Notes Shell Shocked at Belchite. Deserted for 10 days.