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Walter Edward Schlekau


Schlekau, Walter Edward. b. November 5, 1914, Lemmon, South Dakota, Jewish, 8th grade education, Single, Truck driver, CP 1936, received passport# 437633 on June 9, 1937 which listed his address as 2102 Chicago Street, Omaha, Nebraska (1108 C Street, Sacramento, California); Sailed June 12, 1912 aboard the Georgic, Arrived in Spain on June 30, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Mackenzie-Papineau BN, Deserted during the Retreats, Arrived in Marseilles, France on April 19, 1938 then on to England, WWII Merchant Marine, d. April 19, 2002.


Sources: Sail, SACB, Cadre, Mac-Pap, USSDA 2:0901, 59:0845; Harriman, (obituary notice) The Volunteer, Volume 24, No. 4, December 2002, p. 21; “Yanks Stranded in Spain War,” Schenectady Gazette, April 20, 1938, p. 5, SSN, Ancestry. 

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Last Name Schlekau
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Additional Notes WALTER E SCHLEKAU 05 Nov 1914 19 Apr 2002 (V) 93444 (Nipomo, San Luis Obispo, CA)