Rutkauskas, Anthony C..

Biography

Rutkauskas, Anthony C. (Rutkaus, Anthony), b. August 19, 1916, Chicago, Illinois, YCL, received passport# 362797 on January 21, 1937 which listed his address as 4442 South Western Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, Sailed January 28, 1937 aboard the Aquitania, Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln BN, Deserted after the initial action at Jarama (Brigade records indicated KIA February 27, 1937), In March was in the American Embassy, March 24, 1937 reported arrest of Anthony Rautkauskas, American citizen in Barcelona, Released and arrived in Marseilles April 10, 1937 aboard a French steamer, Returned to the US on May 10, 1937 aboard the President Roosevelt. Sources: Sail, SACB, RA (under Rutkaus) [RA indicates k-February 27, 1937], USSDA 2:0883, 59:0557.