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Walter Elmer O'Kane

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O'Kane, Walter


k-O'Kane, Walter Elmer. (“Kid”), b. July 28, 1907, Dixon, Illinois; Grammar school education; Single; Seaman (NMU) and Longshoreman; YCL 1935 (1937), CP; received passport# 30101 San Francisco series on June 29, 1937 which listed his address as 2335 Northwest Gilsan, Portland, Oregon, and Dixon, Illinois (607 E. Chamberlain, Liton, Illinois); Sailed July 14, 1937 aboard the Aquitania, Arrived in Spain July 30, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, MacKenzie-Papineau BN; Lincoln-Washington BN, Transmissiones, rank Soldado, reported MIA April 3, 1938 near Gandeasa during the Retreats.

Source: SACB, Cadre, BN 58 Retreats, Mac-Pap, RA, Pacific NW.

Photograph: Walter “Kid” O’Kane, Transmiciones, December 1937. The 15th International Brigade Photographic Unit Photograph Collection; ALBA Photo 11; ALBA Photo number 11-0934. 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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