Madden, Arthur.

Biography

k-Madden, Arthur. b. March 14, 1907,Omaha, Nebraska; father Thomas Henry Madden, 1 year college; No prior military service; Divorced daughter Rhoda; Steel Worker; CP February 1930; Received Passport# 361127 on January 12, 1937 which lists his address as 1014 East 75th Street, Chicago, Illinois (2116 W. 10th Ave., Gary, Indianna) (1354 No. Campbell, Chicago, Illinois); Sailed January 23, 1937 aboard the Champlain; Arrived in Spain on February 2, 1937, Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln BN, made co-BN Commissar with Sam Stember; transferred to Transportation service as an ambulance driver; Attended OTS; Later stationed at Almansa; Last unit Lincoln- Washington BN, Co. 2; Served at Jarama, Sierra Guadarra, Brunete, Belchite, Gandesa, Ebro Offensive; Rank Sargento; Killed in action August 1, 1938, Ebro Offensive; Was approved for repatriation in December 1937; Madden left his daughter in the care of his ex-wife, his former brother-in-law was assisting but was killed in a car accident; Had a civilian pilot’s license with 300 hours but had not flown since 1927.
Sources: Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre; Pay; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 939, ll. 29-38; USSDA 2:0741, 57:0240. Code A
Photographs: Arthur Madden, Passport Photograph, 1937; Angel_Hernandez Gallego and Arthur Madden (the shortest and tallest men in the Brigades), Lincoln-Washington Battalion;The 15th International Brigade Photographic Unit Photograph Collection; ALBA Photo 11; ALBA Photo number 11-1068. Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012, New York University Libraries. Identifcation confirmed by a note from Alvah Bessie on his copy of this photo.