BiographyBender, Edward b. June 23, 1906 (1905) Chomenki, Russia, to US in 1920; Russian American; CP June 1925; Arrived in Spain in March 1937; Served in Albacete, HQ Chief of Cadres Service; Returned to the US on December 13, 1937 aboard the Queen Mary; WWII US Army, ETO, France and Germany; d. April 8, 1996, Oakland, California.
Source: Repatriation List (11/30/1937 ll. 45); RGASPI;Good Fight C, Harriman; (obituary) “Edward Bender,” San Francisco Chronicle, April 11, 1996.
Photograph: Edward Bender, November 1937. The 15th International Brigade Photographic Unit Photograph Collection; ALBA Photo 11; ALBA Photo number 11-0655. Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012, New York University Libraries.; Ed Bender and Bill Sennett, by Richard Bermack.