Leppo, Ernest Carl.

Biography

K?-Leppo, Ernest Carl. (Earl); b. May 9, 1910, Taneytown, Carroll County, Maryland; mother Nora Zech Leppo; Clerk; Received Passport# 359242 under Ernest Earl Leppo on December 30, 1936 which listed his address as 729 Ritner Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Sailed January 5, 1937 aboard the Champlain; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln BN, Company 1, Section 1; Section Commissar; later BN orderly; Killed in action February 27, 1937, Jarama. Either he was not killed in Spain or someone used his passport to travel to the US. Arrived in NYC aboard the Queen Mary on June 6, 1938 gave the address of 11 S. Dover Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ.
Sources: Scope of Soviet Activity; Lincoln (?); Americans and Canadians Killed in Spain Complete list to November 15, 1937; Voros-Jarama; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 932, ll. 78 notes kia Jarama; Opis 6, Delo 985, ll 34 is a letter from Rose Brenner Atlantic City, NJ to Leppo Dated October 6, 1937 notes that a returning veteran from Philadelphia had seen Leppo in August so possibly not killed in Spain; Ancestry.com. Code A
Photograph: Ernest Carl Leppo, Passport Photograph, 1936.