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William Harris Cantor


Osheroff and Cantor

Cantor, William Harris. (Canto); b. July 5, 1916, NYC; Attended college for 1 year; Prior military service in the USMC Reserve 1 and 1/2 years; Single; Clerk and Seaman; YCL 1937; Sailed April 28, 1937 aboard the Aquitania; Arrived in Spain on May 30, 1937 after surviving the sinking of the City of Barcelona; XV BDE, MacKenzie-Papineau BN appears to have been sent to the front as a replacement for Lincoln-Washington BN, distinguished service at Quinto; Deserted with a second volunteer and stowed away on a British ship;


Source: Cadre, Mac-Paps, RA, USSDA 2:0435, 53:0142.

Photograph: Abe Osheroff and William Cantor. Photograph courtesy Abe Osheroff.

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Additional Notes Post war was married to veteran Maury Colow's sister.