BiographyJohnson, Allan (McNeil, James Alland Donald; Johnson, Al), b. October 25, 1899, Glasgow, Scotland; Scottish American; mother Corine McNeal (Karin McNeil); University of Minnesota (ROTC?) was in Phi Betta Kappa fraternity; Prior military service in the Canadian Army (1916-1919) WW I and in US Army 1921-1936, Rank Captain; Married; US Army officer; CP September 1932; Domicile Boston, Massachusetts; Travelled on a passport with a false name; Arrived in Spain on February 10, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Briefly commanded Lincoln BN then moved to BDE Operations officer and later Chief of BDE Estado Mayor; WIA Jarama 15 April; Later in charge of American Training Base Camp of Instruction No.5; Rank Captain later promoted to Major; Removed from all responsible positions after he met with COL Fuqua, US Military Attache; Left in a repatriation camp for many months before finally being allowed to return to the US; WWII Armed forces; d. 1966; US government attempted to deport Allan in the 1960s.
Source: Cadre; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 917, ll. 14-71; L-W Tree Ancestry.
Photograph: ALBA Photo number 177-188094. Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012, New York University Libraries. and below Allan Johnson. International Brigade Archive, Moscow: Select Images, Folder 188: 15th International Brigade Volunteers, Portraits, 1937-38, Box 2, Folder 14; and below ALBA Photo 177;