BiographyNowakowski, Anthony b. May 16 (9), 1915, Buffalo, New York; Polish American; Father Joseph Nowakowski (1881-1938), mother Anna Nowakowski (1891-1973); No prior military service; Attended Mechanical High School and Henry Ford Trade school; Single; Tool and Die Maker, Auto mechanic and Sailor; CP 1930, ILD 1931-1933, AWU 1935-1936, UAW 1936-1938; No Passport issued; Certificate of identity issued, Domicile 9121 Crane Street, Detroit, Michigan; Stowaway to Spain, Sailed May 28, 1938; Arrived in Spain via Massanet on June 10, 1938; Trained in the 35th Division Training Base June 10-July 10, 1938; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln-Washington BN, Co. 1; Served at the Ebro Offensive (Villalba, Gandesa, Corbera); WIA July 30, 1938 hit in the left hand, Villalba Front, Hospital in Barcelona No. 9 from July 30 to August 8, Mataro August 8 to August 22, and Vich August 22 to September 2; Returned to the US on December 20, 1938 aboard the Ausonia; WWII Armed forces; date of death unknown.
Siblings: brothers Francis V. “Frank” Nowakowski (1918-1968), and Benjamine “Bennie” Nowakowski (1920-?), and Stanislaw Nowakowski (1922-1922), sisters Mary Nowakowski (1917-1992), and Stella Nowakowski (1924-?).
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Figueres List; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 956, ll. 35-41; Greek; L-W Tree Ancestry. Code A
Photograph: Anthony Nowakowski in Spain, RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 956.