Rutkauskas, Anthony Casmir.


Rutkauskas, Anthony Casmir. (Rutkaus, Anthony); b. August 19, 1916 (1915), Chicago, Illinois; Lithuanian American; Single; 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 initial action at Jarama. Brigade records initially indicated that he was killed in action on February 27, 1937; In March he 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; d. July 27, 1994, Fairfax, Virginia.
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; RGASPI (under Rutkaus) Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 978, ll. 33 (indicates k-February 27, 1937); USSDA 2:0883, 59:0557, L-W Tree Ancestry. Code A
Photograph: Anthony Rutkauskas senior photograph, Lindblom High School, Chicago, Illinois, The Eagle, 1932 yearbook, L-W Tree Ancestry.