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Saul Wellman


Wellman, Saul

Wellman, Saul. b. August 18, 1913, Elizabeth, New Jersey, Jewish, Attended Boys High School in Brooklyn, New York, Married, Truck driver, CP 1930, YCL (1930), DB YCL, CP of Spain August 1937; received passport# 386576 on April 8, 1937 which listed his address as 136 Pulaski Street, NYC, Sailed April 28, 1937 aboard the Normandie, Arrived in Spain on May 28, 1937. Sent to OTS after his arrival the then served with the XV BDE, MacKenzie-Papineau BN, Company Commissar,  Promoted to BN Commissar after Fuentes de Ebro,  Left BN just prior to Retreats due to illness.  Commissar Special MG unit of the XV BDE in June 1938, WIA during Ebro Offensive, Returned to the US on December 20, 1938 aboard the Ausonia, WWII US Army, 101st Airborne, Browning Automatic Rifleman served at Battle of the Bulge, Severely wounded in action, d. December 11, 2003.

Sources: SACB, Cadre, ALBA 139 Saul Wellman Collection; Papers in Wayne State, Detroit, Michigan; Good Fight C; (obituary) Ron Aronson, “Saul Wellman, 1913-2003,” The Volunteer, Volume 26, No. 1, March 2004, pp. 20-21.

Photograph: Saul Wellman, Political Commissar of the MacKenzie-Papineau Battalion, February 1938. The 15th International Brigade Photographic Unit Photograph Collection; ALBA Photo 11; ALBA Photo number 11-0952. 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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