Lending, Edward Issac.

Biography

Lending, Edward Issac. b.March 24, 1912, NYC; High School education; father Nathan Lending (1877-1939), mother Helen Nudelholtz (1881-?); Single; Newspaperman and WPA Teacher; CP 1935;), Received Passport# 866429 on February 10, 1937 which listed his address as 1815 Grand Concourse, Bronx, New York (61 E 11th Street, NYC); Sailed February 20, 1937 aboard the Ile de France; Arrived in Spain on April 2, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Washington BN, Co. 2, Section 2; WIA Brunete; Lincoln-Washington BN, Section Leader, Belchite; Staff of BDE Paper; Tarazona, Cultural Commission; German Anti-Aircraft unit "Dimitrov", 14th Battery DECA; Rank Sargento; Returned to the US on December 20, 1938 aboard the Ausonia; WWII US Army, Anti-Aircraft Unit, European Theater of Operations, later clerk in division command; d. September 24, 2003, Boca Raton, Florida, cremated.
Siblings: brother Oscar Lending (1901-?), sister Anna Lending (1899-?).
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre; Washington; RGASPI; ALBA 068 Edward Isaac Lending Papers; Good Fight C; Harriman; Brooks; (obituary) The Volunteer, Volume 25, No. 4, December 2003, p. 21. Code A
Photographs: Edward Lending, RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 932; and Edward Lending (center front) and his platoon prior to the battle for Belchite. Photograph courtesy Ed Lending.