Pitt, Albert James.

Biography

Pitt, Albert James. (Pitt, James Albert); b. July (June) 17, 1895, Kauvoo, Michigan; Divorced; Auto Worker and Blacksmith; CP 1929; Received Passport# 411545 on May 13, 1937 which listed his address as 904 South Robinson, Box 234, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and Baily, Oklahoma; Sailed May 26, 1937 aboard the Vollendam; Arrested on June 20, 1937 when the vessel he was traveling to Spain on, the Joven Teresa, was intercepted by the French aviso Granit near Port-Vendres; Arrived in Spain via Massanet on June 22, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Transport, Driver and Mechanic; Later with Lincoln BN, Co. 1; Served at Brunete, Teruel, Retreats and the Ebro Offensive; Returned to the US on December 15, 1938 aboard the Paris; d. October 15, 192, Los Angeles, California.
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity (under Pitt, James Albert); Cadre (under Pitt James A.); Figueres List; RGASPI (under Pitt, James Albert); Joven Teresa list from a letter from Jean MasseĢ to Jim Carmody dated November 30, 1988, L-W Tree Ancestry. Code A
Photographs: Albert James Pitt in Spain, RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 963.; and detail from a group photograph taken aboard the Paris, December 1938.