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Biography

Azar, Joseph Harold b. December 24, 1914, NYC; Single; Accountant; CP 1935 (YCL 1936); Received Passport# 360306 on January 7, 1937 which listed his address as 327 Grand Street, Brooklyn, New York; Sailed January 16, 1937 aboard the Paris; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln BN; WIA at Jarama; Transferred to Artillery; father Isidore Azar came from the US to bring him back to the US; Returned to the US on July 1, 1937 aboard the Georgic; WWII US Navy, Motor Machinist Mate 3rd class.
Source: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Americans; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 849, ll 19, List of American Comrades that have been Repatriated as per October 15 1937; Opis 6, Del; Good Fight B & C; Harriman; L-W Tree Ancestry.
Photograph: Joe Azar from a group portrait taken before Brunete. Photograph from Harry Fisher.