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Robert Woodrow Isenberg


Isenberg and Henry Shapiro

Isenberg, Robert Woodrow. b. March 4, 1913 Huntingden, Pennsylvania; Single; Seaman; Received passport# 454355 on July 22, 1937 which listed his address as 503 West 23rd Street, NYC and 502 A Middle Avenue, Wilmerding, Pennsylvania; Sailed July 28, 1937 aboard the Queen Mary; Arrived in Spain on August 10, 1937; Deserted at Aragon with Henry Shapiro, Richard Brown and Payne; last unit XV BDE, Mackenzie-Papineau BN, rank Cabo;  Returned to the US on March 3, 1939 aboard the Manhattan; WWII US Army; d. April 17, 1942, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 

Source: Sail, SACB, Pay, RA, Ancestry.

Photograph: Robert Woodrow Isenberg and Henry Shapiro (deserters), November 1937.  The 15th International Brigade Photographic Unit Photograph Collection ; ALBA Photo 11; ALBA Photo number 11-0979. 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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