BiographyKuch, Charles (Kuchersky, Abraham Passport); b. July 1, 1913, NYC; mother Elizabeth Kuch (1881-?); Single; Driver and Bricklayer’s Apprentice; YCL 1936 (No party affiliation); Received Passport# 383403 on April 2, 1937 which listed his address as 1975 Creston Avenue, Bronx, New York (220 West 24th Street, NYC); Sailed April 2, 1937 aboard the Queen Mary; Arrived in Spain on May 15, 1937; Served with the Albacete Auto Park from July 23 to August 11, 1937, transferred to XV BDE, Auto Park from August 11, 1937 to January 13, 1938, then to XV BDE MG Co. January 13, to March 30, 1938, then to Mackenzie-Papineau BN, Col 4, March 31, to July 10, 1938, then to Mac-Paps, Co. 1 July 10, 1938 to August 1, 1938; Rank Soldado; Served at Madrid, Quinto, Belchite, Fuentes de Ebro, Teruel, Seguro de los Baños, Retreats, and Ebro Offensive; WIA August 1, 1938 Sierra Pandolls, Hill 481, was hit in the right hand, Hospital in Fuguiras 5 days, Santo Colemar for 42 days; In October was in the Recuperation Camp at Casttellfullit de la Roca; During the Retreats he deserted and was arrested, report by A. de Maio indicates he was to be jailed in Castelldelfels, appears to have been held in Badalona briefly; Returned to the US on December 20, 1938 aboard the Ausonia; d. May 18, 1968, Allerton, Bronx, New York.
Sibling: brothers Edward J. Kuch (1905-?), George Frederick Kuch (1908-1997), Paul L. Kuch (1911-?).
Source: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre (under Kuch); RGASPI (under Kuch) Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 927, ll. 2-7. Code A
Photograph: Charles Kuch, Driver Auto Park, December 1937. ALBA