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William H. Oderaka


Oderaka, William H.

Oderaka, William H. (Bill), b. February 10, 1911, Rowno, Poland; Russian-Ukrainian American; Grammar school education; Prior service in the US Army National Guard; Single; Laborer; CP 1934; received passport# 365377 on February 4, 1937 which listed his address as 1125 North Homan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois; Sailed February 17, 1937 aboard the President Roosevelt; Arrived in Spain on March 7, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Dimitroff BN, Co. 1, Machine-gunner;  Commisariat; BDE Photographer.  WIA July 6, 1937 at Brunete in neck and right shoulder blade;  last unit (June 1938) XV BDE, Estado Mayor, Observations, rank Cabo; Ebro Offensive;  Returned to the US on December 15, 1938 aboard the Paris; WWII US Army, was a guard for General Eisenhower.


Source: Sail, SACB, Cadre, Pay, RA, Ancestry.

Photograph: William Oderaka, Lab assistant in Photo Department, December 1937. The 15th International Brigade Photographic Unit Photograph Collection; ALBA Photo 11; ALBA Photo number 11-0912. 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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