Miller, Frank Ralph.


Miller, Frank Ralph. (Ralf, Fred); b. January 28, 1905, Detroit, Michigan; POW; 3 years High school; Single; Seaman; IWW; Received Passport# 376455 on March 19, 1937 which listed his address as 211 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Bay City, Michigan; Sailed March 1937; Arrived in Spain on April 14, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln Washington BN; Served at Brunete; Deserted and sent to Camp Lukas, released and sent to Tarazona, arrested 4 times and in Jail for 30 days, in January 1938 was in Tarazona; Captured between March 30-April 6, 1938, Gandesa, during the Retreats; Exchanged April 22, 1939; Returned to the US on May 10, 1939 aboard the Ile de France; WWII Merchant Marines.
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; POW; RGASPI (under Miller, Fred) Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 849, ll. 5, Special List for Personnel Service, Deserters List of Those Now in Spain, January 16, 1938; L-W Tree Ancestry. Code A
Photograph: Fred Miller undated post-Spain. Courtesy Matt White.