BiographyFlaherty, Frank Patrick. (O’Flaherty; Francis); b. May 18, 1908, Norwood, Massachusetts; Irish American; Journalist; CP 1934, Received Passport# 3990, Boston series, on February 6, 1937 which listed his address as 2 South Cedar Place, Boston, Massachusetts; Sailed January 16, 1937 aboard the Paris; Arrived in Spain January 20, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln BN, Co. 1, Section 2; Transferred to Company Deposito Base on June 25, 1937; Served at Jarama; WIA on February 20, 1937, hit in left arm;Hospital Benidorm Reclama, sent out of Spain for further treatment; Returned to the US in the Fall of 1937; WWII Merchant Marine.
Siblings: brothers William J. Flaherty, Jr. (1902-?), veteran Edward Coleman Flaherty (1910-1978), veteran Charles Alexander Flaherty (1904-1984), sisters Annie Flaherty (1901-?), Eleanor M. Flaherty (1907-?).
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 890. ll . 3; Voros-Jarama; USSDA (under Flaherty, Francis P.[?]) 54:0195; L-W Tree Ancestry. Code A
Photograph: Frank Flaherty, Photograph from New England Fights for Democracy.