Scarpello, Charles Anthony.

Biography

Scarpello, Charles Anthony. (Charles Salvale); b. July 4, 1912; Chicago, Illinois; father Joseph Scarpello (1879-?10, mother Maria Rizzo (1887-?); Received Passport# 406405 on April 29, 1937 which listed his address as 1601 Cliftview Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland; Sailed June 23, 1937 aboard the Queen Mary; Arrived in Spain via Massanet on July 8, 1937; Served with the XV Brigade, 59th (Spanish) Battalion; Lincoln- Washington Battalion; Rank Soldado; Reported MIA March 17, 1938 during the Retreats; Deserted and arrived in Marseille, France on March 26, 1938; Had able bodied seaman's certificate 35329 and life boat certificate 216238 both papers were taken up; Returned to the US on April 14, 1938 as a stowaway aboard the Manhattan (under Salvallo); WW II Merchant Marine February 19, 1942 to August 15, 1945; Wife Carmela DiFranco, daughter Maria Grace Scarpello Michels; d. September 7, 1991, Cockeysville, Baltimore, Maryland, buried in Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens, Mausoleum, Timonium, Maryland. Scarpello is not to be confused with Canadian Charles Patric Scanlan.
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Battalion 58 Retreats; Figueres List; XV Brigade; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 981, ll. 3 (ver archive general); (obituary) The Baltimore Sun, September 10, 1991; USSDA 2:0896; 59:0744; L-W Tree Ancestry.
Photographs: Charles Scarpello. two from his 1930 Application for a Seaman’s Certificate of American Citizenship, L-W Tree Ancestry; and Photograph from clipping Baltimore, MD Evening Sun, April 16, 1938.