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Philip Lucas Detro


Detro, Phil

Detro, Philip Lucas. b. 1911, Conroe, Texas; graduated from Davy Crockett High School in 1928, later attended Rice Institute and the University of Missouri, joined Alpha Tau Omega; Took flying lessons, writer; No party affiliation; received passport# 31920 on June 12, 1933 which listed his address as 61 Washington Square South, NYC; Sailed March 12, 1937 aboard the Ile de France; Served with the XV BDE, Washington BN adjutant Co. 1, moved into command of Company, Brunete, WIA; Returned to BDE at Belchite as a Staff officer; Commander Lincoln-Washington BN; Served at Brunete, Belchite, Fuentes de Ebro and Teruel; Was wounded by a sniper at Teruel in January 1938 and died of complications in hospital.

Source: SACB, XV BDE, USSDA 2:0495, 53:0744; Ancestry.

Photograph: Philip Detro, Battalion Commander, Lincoln-Washington, November 1937. The 15th International Brigade Photographic Unit Photograph Collection; ALBA Photo011; ALBA Photo number 11-0116. 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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