Lucas, Frank.

Biography

Lucas, Frank. (Lucy; Lukas; Lukacs, Lukaszewis; Franjo Lukas); October 10, 1909, Barberton, Ohio; Croatian American; High School education; Single; Laborer; CP 1933; Received Passport# 399809 on April 15, 1937 which listed his address as 1515 Kenmore Boulevard, Akron, Ohio; May 1, 1937 aboard the Britannic; Arrived in Spain on May 25, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln BN, Co. 2, Section 2, Group 1; Washington BN, transferred to Mackenzie-Papeneau BN on June 6, 1937; Later transferred to XIII BDE, Anti-tank section "Petko Miletich" Battery on August 3, 1937; Transferred to 45th Division Dimitrov DD, on April 7, 1938; Served at Brunete, Villa Collego, Pennroya, Morella, Ebro Offensive; Briefly returned to the US on September 12, 1937 aboard the Ausonia and later went back to Spain; Returned to the US on December 15, 1938 aboard the Paris; WWII US Navy; d. May 1973, Akron, Ohio.
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Lincoln (under Lukasewis, Frank); Voros-Jarama; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 849, ll 24, List of American Comrades that have been Repatriated as per October 15 1937; Opis 6, Delo 938; South Slav; Spisak, in Spanija, 5 : 542. Code A