Plutgradt, Erich Oscar.

Biography

Plutgradt, Erich Oscar. (Flugrath; Flugerath); b. April 18 (16), 1905, Buffalo, New York; 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; Spoke German, Polish and English.
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre (under Flugrath); RGASPI (under Flugrath) Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 890, ll. 26-29; L-W Tree Ancestry. Code A