Plutgradt, Erich Oscar.


Plutgradt, Erich Oscar. (Flugrath; Flugerath); b. April 16 (18), 1905, Buffalo, New York; Father Daniel Fluchradt (1878-?), mother Amanda Zabel (1884-1915); Single; Waiter and Counterman; CP 1933 (No party affiliation), AFL; Received Passport# 364116 on January 28, 1937 which listed his address as 231 East 13th Street, and 438 East 88th Street, both NYC (315 East 84th Street); Sailed February 6, 1937 aboard the Paris; Arrived in Spain on February 17, 1937; Served with the XII BDE, Artillery in the 2nd Grupo-Skoda, Telephonist; Rank Cabo; Served at Aragon, Huesca, Madrid, Aragon and Levante; Returned to the US on February 4, 1939 aboard the President Harding; Married Mary Villa (1911-2002) June 17, 1939, NYC; d. March 19, 1983, Asbury Park, New Jersey, Cremated and ashes scattered in the ocean; Spoke German, Polish, and English. 
Siblings: sisters Nadia Fluchradt (1906-?), Frieda Fluchradt (1908-2010), Alma Flugrath (1908-2002), Natalie Amanda Pflugrad (1909-?), Clara Flugrath (1912-?), Erna Fugrath (1914-2001). 
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre (under Flugrath); RGASPI (under Flugrath) Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 890, ll. 26-29;(obituary), March 20, 1983, Asbury Park Press; L-W Tree, Code A.