Fender, Francis Edwin.

Biography

Fender, Francis Edwin (Fendler); b. November 15, 1911, Georgia; Jewish; Prior service in the US Navy; Single; Seaman; CP 1937; Received Passport# 473512 on August 28, 1937 which listed his address as 409 West Gordon Street, Valdosia, Georgia; Sailed September 1, 1937 aboard the Aquitania; Arrived in Spain via Massanet on September 14, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln-Washington BN; Deserted (not POW); Returned to the US on May 5, 1938 along with Alfred Castronuovo aboard the Examelia out of Algiers; WWII US Navy; d. July 5, 1981, Thomas, Georgia, buried Sunset Hill Cemetery, Valdosta, Georgia.
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre; Figueres List; XV BDE; POW; L-W Tree Ancestry; Find-a-Grave# 102677507.   Code A