BiographyArkas, Emanuel (ΑΡΚΑΣ, ΜΑΝΩΛΗΣ; Arkas, Manolis); b. May 17, 1896, Nasou, Island of Paros, Greece; Greek American; To the US 1914, Naturalized citizen P. N. 363654 Supreme Court of New York, December 1925; father Nick Arkas; 6 years Primary School in Greece, 1 year steam engine repair in Greece, and 1 year aviation Mechanics school in the US; No prior military service; Single; Mechanic; CP February 1930 and Spartacus Club; Domicile 1510 Elm Avenue, Brooklyn, New York; Sailed February 17, 1937 aboard the Paris; Served with the Albacete Auto Park, Responsible Usine No. 1, 6 months, then to XV BDE, Auto Park, as Responsible, Rank SGT; Served at Quinto, Belchite, Fuentes de Ebro, Teruel and Aragon; Returned to the US on December 20, 1938 aboard the Ausonia. d. March 1965.
Source: Americans; Inventory North Americans; XV BDE, Greek; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 413, ll. 23-30; Opis 6, Delo 858, ll. 44 (ver arch gen amer); D. Paleologopoulos Greek Antifascist Volunteers in the Spanish Civil War (1936-39), Athens 1986; Steve Tsermegas and L. Tsirmirakes, No Pasaran. Greek Antifascist Volunteers in Spain, Athens 1987, L-W Tree Ancestry. Code A1
Photograph: Emanuel Arkas, Auto Park, April 1938. The 15th International Brigade Photographic Unit Photograph Collection; ALBA Photo 11; ALBA Photo number 11-0133. Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012, New York University Libraries; and in Spain RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 413.