Riffe, Carl Herman.

Biography

Riffe, Carl Herman. b. August 11, 1918 in Portsmouth, Ohio; POW; father Thames Dee Riffe, mother Bertha Ella Howard Riffe, Single; Cook; Domicile Binghampton, New York; Sailed September 11, 1937 aboard the Berengaria; Arrived in Spain via Setcases on September 24, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln-Washington BN; Rank Soldado; Reported MIA; Captured March 17, 1937, Belchite; Exchanged April 22, 1939; Returned to the US on May 10, 1939 aboard the Ile de France; WWII US Army Air Force, Private; d. October 31, 1999, Portsmouth, Ohio, buried Scioto Burial Park, McDermott, Scioto County, Ohio.
Siblings: sisters Edna May Riffe, Letty Riffe Allen, Jean Riffe Stevens, brothers William Edgar Riffe, Chester Leroy Riffe and Donald J. Riffe.
Sources: BN 58 Retreats; Figueres List; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 3, Delo 453, ll. 42, “Canad-Amer. Arrivan, 27/9/37”; USSDA 2:0864, 59:0205; L-W Tree Ancestry; Find-a- Grave# 97809238. Code A
Photograph: Carl Herman Riffe from a group photograph taken aboard the Ile de France.