Oretchkin, Boris Rudolph.


k-Oretchkin, Boris Rudolph b. December 14, 1889, Moscow, Russia; Russian American; Attended university in Russia for 2 years; Served in the US Army 1 year; Single; Railroad and Metal Worker; No party affiliation; Received Passport# 4013, Chicago series, on July 2, 1936 which listed his address as 1247 Troy Street, Chicago, Illinois; Sailed April 24, 1937 aboard the Vollendam; Served with the XV BDE, Mackenzie-Papineau BN in training, transferred to another unit in the XV BDE prior to Belchite; Killed in action September 5, 1937, Belchite.
Sources: Scope of Soviet Activity; Mac-Paps; BN 58 Retreats; Americans and Canadians Killed in Spain Complete list to November 15, 1937; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 958, ll. 14, Fiche with date of death.