Teodorsen, Anthony.

Biography

k-Teodorsen, Anthony. (Teodorsenald); b. July 20, 1909, Lilestrom, Norway, to the US October 1, 1912 aboard the Hellig Olav; Norwegian American; father Karl Teodorsen (1874-?), Bertha Teodorsen (1867-?); Served in the NY National Guard, 4th Division, 3rd BN 1926-1928; Laborer, Well Driller, Seaman (SUP), and Aviation Mechanic; CP; Received Passport# 421956 on May 24, 1937 which listed his address as 237 Hillside Avenue, Watertown, New York, (Seattle, Washington); Sailed August 4, 1937 aboard the Aquitania; Arrived in Spain via Massanet on August 15, 1937; Trained in Tarazona; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln-Washington BN, Co. 4; Rank Soldado; Reported KIA in March; Deserter arresteded along with Chriss E. Litsas on March 21, 1938, by civilian police at Gerona, taken to Figueras under guard, Teodorsen maintained stated that he had been on leave in Barcelona. When he returned to the front he could not find the brigade and returned to Barcelona, Met up with Criss E. Litsas who told him that the brigade was reforming in Gerona and they traveled there by truck, arrested when the arrived; Did not return to the US.
Siblings: brothers Oscar Teodorsen (1900-1970), Reidar Teodorsen (1904-?), and Christian Teodorsen (1906-1978).
Sources: Scope of Soviet Activity; BN 58 Retreats; Figueres List; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 999, ll. 59-60, 64 (SIM Report March 22, 1938); USSDA (under Teodorsen, Anthony) 2:0976, 60:0893.
Photographs: Anthony Teodorsen. Passport Photograph, 1937 and from Newspaper clipping, undated.