Pobersky, Ben.


Pobersky, Ben. (Gardner, Benjamin); b. September 10, 1906, Ukraine, Russian; Russian/Ukrainian American; Elementary education; Prior military service in the US Army, National Guard, 1928-29 (2 years) Artillery; Married; Automobile Painter and Party Functionary; YCL 1930 and CP; Received Passport# 415136 on May 17, 1937 which listed his address as 915 North 7th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Sailed June 10, 1937 aboard the Berengaria; Arrived in Spain on July 9, 1937; Served in XV BDE, Lincoln-Washington BN; Served at Quinto and Belchite; Transferred to American personnel section at Albacete; Joined Lincoln-Washington BN in front of Quinto; Joined Co. 3 under fire along with another soldier; Returned to the US on March 25, 1939 aboard the President Roosevelt; WWII US Army, 314th Infantry, 79th Division, PFC; d. October 3, 1944, France; Buried in Long Island National Cemetery, East Farmingdale, Suffolk County, New York.
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; RGASPI.
Photographs: Ben Pobersky in Spain, RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 964.