BiographyNolte, Eugene Victor b. March 10, 1909, New Castle, Pennsylvania; father Carl C. Nolte, mother Anna P. Nolte; No prior military service; High School education; Single; Organizer, Salesman and Clerk; CP August 1936, section secretary, Young Democratic League, Workers Alliance; Received Passport# 391109 on April 15, 1937 which listed his address as 707 Cumberland Avenue, New Castle, Pennsylvania; Sailed May 20, 1937 aboard the Berengaria; Arrived in Spain on May 30, 1937 aboard a boat; Trained with the Battalion of Instruction in Tarazona from June 2, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Mackenzie-Papineau BN, Plana Mayor, as clerk, paymaster and observer Rank promoted to Sargento August 5, 1937 and to Teniente November 25, 1937; Served at Fuentes del Ebro, Teruel, Segura de los Baños, Retreats (Belchite, Gandesa) and the Ebro Offensive (Cruzada Ebro); During the Retreats he left the front between Belchite and Caspe with Honeycombe and lost the money he was responsible for, he was arrested in Barcelona and returned to the brigade, reduced to Soldado and served as observer and mapper, he continued to draw pay as Teniente due to bookkeeping error; In hospital from September 7 to 13, 1938 Parazona; Received a poor rating from brigade leadership but okay rating from battalion leadership; Returned to the US on December 15, 1938 aboard the Paris; d. February 24, 1986, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Johnstown, Cambria County, Pennsylvania; Wife Pearl E. Hildebrand Nolte. [fiche ll. 30 states SIM deserter]
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre; Mac-Paps; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 561, ll. 30 (fiche); Opis 6, Delo 955, ll. 47-; USSDA 2:0805, 58:0348; Find-a-Grave# 117823860. Code A
Photographs: Eugene Nolte, Mackenzie-Papineau Battalion Secretary, November 1937. The 15th International Brigade Photographic Unit Photograph Collection; ALBA Photo 11; ALBA Photo number 11-0903. Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012, New York University Libraries; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 955.