Wallach, Albert.

Biography

k-Wallach, Albert M. (Aaron Wallach, Al Morris); b. 1914; CoB; 2 years college; US Army Reserve Officer; Single; Journalist and Publicity man; CP 1936 (1935); Received Passport# 377964 on March 24, 1937 which listed his address as 226 West 79th Street, NYC; Sailed March 5, 1937 aboard the Paris; Arrived in Spain on May 30, 1937; Survived the sinking of the City of Barcelona; Selected to attend OTS; Later to the XV BDE, Lincoln-Washington BN; Deserted at Brunete and Quinto; Returned to Lincoln-Washngton BN after Teruel; Sent to a labor BN; Deserted again sent to Castillo de Fells, in September 1937; Believed to have been executed there early in 1938; Report in January 1938 noted never saw front service, deserted together with Abramofsky and Rotter, caught in Gestapo net, arrested in Barcelona, recently brought to Albacete Garde Nacional jail and was still there in January 1938.
Sources: Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 849, ll. 6, Special List for Personnel Service, Deserters Who Are Now in Spain, January 16, 1938; USSDA 2:1017, 61:0482.