Spiesisen, Benjamin.


Spiesisen, Benjamin. (Strong, Ben); b. December 12, 1912, NYC; Jewish; 1 year college; US Army National Guard, 165th Infantry, 1935-37; Single; Tailor; CP 1931, YCL 1936 (1931) and Spanish CP; Received Passport# 365740 on February 5, 1937 which listed his address as 122 Lewis Street, NYC; Arrived in Spain on February 19, 1937; Served with the 86th Brigade, 20th Battalion, Co. 2, Machine Gunner; Artillery, 11th Regt., 2nd Group, 14th Battery (John Brown Battery), 155mm Guns; Rank Soldado; Served at Pozoblanco, Cordoba, Estremadura, and Toledo; Returned to the US on February 4, 1939 aboard the President Harding.
Sources: Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre; RGASPI; USSDA 2:0947, 60:0465.