Rautbort, Anthony Henry.

Biography

Rautbort, Anthony Henry. b. July 30, 1914, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Father Jacob Rautbort; father Jacob Rautbort (deceased), mother Kate Rautbort; Primary school education; No prior military service; Single; Mechanic and Auto worker and Air Conditioning; YCL, CP September 1936 (1937); Received Passport# 370868 on March 2, 1937 which listed his address as 1713 North 3rd Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (1732 N. 3rd, Milwaukee, Wisconsin); Sailed April 10, 1937 aboard the Rotterdam; Arrived in Spain on May 5, 1937 over Pyrenees; Served with the Garage at Albacete, then to Albacete Auto Park; Transferred to XV BDE, Auto Park, then to 15th Division, Auto Park on August 1, 1937, Moved to 35th Division April, 1938; April 20, 1938 transferred to XV BDE, Lincoln-Washington BN, Plaza Mayor, driver and runner; Rank Soldado; Served at the Ebro Offensive; WIA August 20, 1938 by artillery shrapnel on the road by his truck just behind the Pandols, was hit in stomach and side, hospital Figuras - August 29, 1938 to October 21, 1938, October 21, 1938 to Moya was still there in November; Returned to the US on December 31, 1938 aboard the President Harding; d. April 6, 1999, Brownfield, Terry County, Texas, buried in Agudas Achim Cemetery, Cudahy, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin; Wife Bernice Abramson Rautbort, Daughter Jan Rautbort; Changed his middle name from Anthony to Tony.
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadere; Pay; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 565, ll. 20 (ver arch gen amer); Opis 6, Delo 968, ll. 28-36. Code A [possible Find-a- Grave# 51046941, different middle initial, dob matches]