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Steven Daduk

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Daduk, Steven. (Daduk, Samuel); b. March 10, 1910 (1912); Brooklyn, New York; Pilot; 2 years prior military service; Engineer and Mechanic; CP 1934; received passport# 346856 on October 2, 1936 which listed his address as 2357 64th Street, Brooklyn, New York; Arrived in Spain on October 10, 1936; Claimed service as a pilot and in earlier formations of the IB; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln BN, initially commanded the 2nd company, but moved up to Adjutant when Merriman was promoted; Merriman reported that Daduk suffered an apparent nervous breakdown before he went into action; Returned to the US on July 2, 1937 aboard the Champlain; d. October 10, 1986, Brooklyn, New York; Daduk spoke extensively at fund raisers for the FALB.

 

Source: SACB, Americans, RS Allen, Ancestry.

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Additional Notes Noted in Jewish Volunteers ... 1st American to fly for Loyalists, red/blonde haired pilot, stocky, former sign writer and electrician , wore a red bandana and blue overalls when flying - b 10.2.10 Brooklyn - 2367 64th St Brooklyn - d 10.10.86 - wia in crash breaking his thigh - flew in battles over Madrid, in Potisis, Fokkers and Breguets (in which he shot down one Heinkel 111). Before and after flying he had fought in the infantry as a company commander of the Lincolns and with the Thaelman's - wia several times. Fought in WW2 Medical Corps. [timeline is doubtful. broke as BN adjutant shortly after arriving at the front. Was sent back to the US to speak in support of the Republic.]]