BiographyEngels, David (“Mooch”); Single; Party Functionary; YCL 1933 and CP 1935; Section organizer and member of the State Committee of the YCL; received passport# 367049 on February 13, 1937 which listed his address as 739 East 5th Street, NYC, 28 years old; Sailed February 20, 1937 aboard the Ile de France; Arrived in Spain on March 17, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln then Lincoln-Washington BN; Section Leader, Served as Commissar for 1st Company (took over command of the company when Wallace Burton was KIA at Belchite); Served at Jarama, Brunete, Quinto, and Belchite; Released by battalion for repatriation.
Source: Sail, SACB, RA.
Photograph: Guadarma Mountains July 4, 1937, two days before the Brunete Offensive. (Standing l-r) Charlie Nusser, Larry Lustgarten; (Kneeling l-r) Dave Engels, Hy Stone. Photograph courtesy Nusser family.