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Thomas Allen Norton


Norton, Thomas

Norton, Thomas Allen. b. July 25, 1912, Portland, Oregon; Attended the University of Oregon for 1 year then attended Reed College in Portland, Oregon for an additional 3 years but did not graduate; Married; Student and Librarian; No party affiliation; received passport# 468353 on August 5, 1937 which listed his address as 1322 Southwest Hall Street, and 2066 Southern Street, both Portland, Oregon; Sailed August 28, 1937 aboard the Lafayette; Arrived in Spain on September 18, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln-Washington BN, Co.3, Section Leader acting Sargento.; attended OTS; BDE, Estado Mayor, Topography, rank Sargento, served as chief of Section.  Served at Fuentes del Ebro, Ebro Offensive; Returned to the US on December 15, 1938 aboad the Paris; WWII civilian shipyard worker at the Sausalito yards; d. April 12, 2003, Muir Beach, California.


Source: Sail, SACB, Pay, RA, USSDA 58:0362; Pacific NW; Harriman; (obituary notice) The Volunteer, Volume 26, No. 1, March 2004, p. 21; (obituary) San Francisco Chronicle, April 18, 2003.

Photograph: Thomas Norton, Topography, April 1938. The 15th International Brigade Photographic Unit Photograph Collection; ALBA Photo 11; ALBA Photo number 11-0135. 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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