Strom, Alfred.

Biography

Strom, Alfred. b. November 5, 1908 in San Diego; Chicago, Illinois; Jewish; CoB; father Othelius Martin Alexandersen Strom (1867-1923), mother Martha Mattsson Anderson (1875-/); Single; CP 1937; Received Passport# 4995 (4972), Chicago series, on April 10, 1937 which listed his address as 2418 North Avers Avenue and 2622 75th Avenue both, Chicago, Illinois; Sailed April 28, 1937 aboard the Aquitania; Arrived in Spain May 30, 1937; Injured in sinking of the City of Barcelona and spent 15 day in hospital, shell shocked; He deserted on reaching Albacete and was arrested in Valencia on July 11, 1937; Repatriated by the medical commission; Returned to the US on September 24, 1937 aboard the DeGrasse.; d. May 4, 1986, Chicago, Illinois.
Siblings: brothers Emanuel Strom (1902-1938), Alexander Strom (1904-?), sisters Genevieve Constance Alexandersen Strom (1900-1989), Helen Mary Strom (1912-?), Agnes Borghold Strom (19012-?).
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 849, ll 27, List of American Comrades that have been Repatriated as per October 15 1937; Opis 6, Delo 996, ll. 26; USSDA 2:0969, 60:0798; L-W Tree Ancestry.