Richards, Frank.

Biography

Richards, Frank. (Frank Ricci); b. June 20, 1916, NYC; Father Frank Richards (deceased), mother Louisa Richards; Primary school education; US Army, Signal Corps, Radio telegraph operator, 1934-37, Served in both the US and Panama; Single; Radio Telegraph Operator; CP August 1937, American Communication Association; Received Passport# 526102 on May 6, 1938 which listed his address as 202 48 Street, Union City, New Jersey; Arrived in Spain via Massanet on May 24, 1937, over Pyrenees; Trained at Montblanch; Served with XV BDE, Mackenzie-Papineau, Co. 4 June 24 to July 23, 1938; transferred to BDE Transmissiones, July 23 to Sept 25, 1938; Rank Soldado; Served at the Ebro Offensive(Gandesa, Sierra Pandols, Sierra Caballs); Returned to the US on December 20, 1938 aboard the Ausonia; WWII US Army Air Corps, PTO, participated in the landings on Bake Island; d. May 4, 2004, Almance, North Carolina, buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Mebane, Orange County, North Carolina; Wife Dorthy D. Richards (married February 9, 1942).
Sources: Scope of Soviet Activity; Figueres List; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 971, ll. 24-32; Find-a-Grave# 159761863; (obituary) Jon Richards, “Frank Richards, 1916- 2004,” The Volunteer, Volume 26, No. 2, June 2004, p. 18, (obituary) The Carthage Press, online. Code A
Photograph: Frank Richards in Spain, RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo ?.