BiographyJacobs, Emil Joseph b. December 20, 1909, NYC; Syrian American; Attended Flint Junior College and the University of Michigan with a total of 2 years between the schools; Single (Married); Writer; CP August 1935, Spanish CP, Teachers Union; Received Passport# 397411 on February 5, 1937 which listed his address as 250 West 22nd Street, and 235 East 26th Street, both NYC (909 Hoyt Avenue, Saginaw, Michigan); Sailed February 20, 1937 aboard the Ile de France; Arrived in Spain on March 10, 1937; Served with the Base Auto Park Albacete; then from April 4, 1937 to June 6, 1937 back to the Albacete Auto Park; Then to Service Sanitair AutoPark in Murcia August 8, 1937 to March 10, 1938, Then to last unit April 20, 1938, Sanidad XV BDE, Estado Mayor, Driver; Rank Sargento; Served at Guadalajara, and Ebro Offensive; Returned to the US on December 20, 1938 aboard the Ausonia; WWII US Army, Rail Transportation Office, HQ Squadron, Rank PFC; d. 1999; Spoke Syrian, French, Spanish and English.
Source: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Pay; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 916, ll. 26-30; (obituary note died in 1999) The Volunteer, Volume 22, No. 1, Winter 2000, p. 19. Code A
Photograph: Family photograph.