Wimmer, Bella William.

Biography

Wimmer, Bella William (Willer; Wolfe, William); b. January 18, 1911, Filbert, West Virginia; Hungarian American; father Steve Wimmer; High School 1 year; Single; Steel Worker and Sheetmetal Worker; YCL 1933, u. org., SWOC Local 1109; Received Passport# 368608 on February 20, 1937 which listed his address as 9008 Cumberland Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio (1934 w 47th Cleveland, Ohio); Sailed March 10, 1937 aboard the Washington; Arrived in Spain on April 22, 1937; Served with the Albacet Auto Park from April 29, 1937, transferred June 1, 1937 to XV BDE, Washington BN, Estado Mayor, Transmissions; Last unit XV BDE Transport; Rank Soldado; Served at Brunete, Belchite, Fuentes , then de Ebro, Teruel, Segura de los BaƱos, and the Ebro Offensive; Returned to the US on December 15, 1938 aboard the Paris; d. January 1984, Plainview, Texas, buried Plainview Cemetery, Plainview, Hale County, Texas; Spoke Hungarian and English.
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre; Washington; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 1014, ll. 60-66; L-W Tree Ancestry; Find-a-Grave# 151124074. Code A
Photographs: William Bella Wimmer in Spain, RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 1014, ll. 60; and undated, L-W Tree Ancestry.com