Sovetski, Bunni.

Biography

Sovetski, Bunni. (Sovletsky), b. December 10, 1919 (December 19, 1910), Chicago, Illinois; Lithuanian American; Single; CP 1935; Received Passport# 4725, Chicago series, on January 7, 1937 which gave his address as 316 South Halsted Street, Chicago, Illinois; 24 years old; Sailed January 16, 1937 aboard the Paris; Arrived in Spain in February 1937; Served with the XV Brigade, Lincoln Battalion, Driver; Served at Jarama, Brunete, Quinto and Belchite; Returned to the US on February 16, 1938 aboard the Lafayette; d. December 27, 1985, Illinois Masonic Hospital, Chicago, Illinois (January 1986, Union Pier, Berrin, Michigan).
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Repatriation List (1/28/1938, ll. 98); (obituary) Chicago Sun Times, Larry Weintraub, January 12, 1986 (online - abstract)
Photographs: Bunni Sovetski in WWII, Merchant Marine. Photograph clipping Heaving Line.; Life Magazine. Bunni Sovetski. Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Photograph Collection; ALBA Photo 15; Series I Photographs 1930s-1990s, Box 3, Folder 33. Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012, New York University Libraries.