Buturla, Frank Walter.


Buturla, Frank Walter (“Honolulu Ski”); b. June 29, 1912, Bridgeport, Connecticut (Hartford, Connecticut), family returned to Poland for several years then back to the US; Polish American; Single; Driver and Seaman (NMU); CP 1932; Received Passport# 24984, San Francisco series, on February 25, 1937 which listed his address as 603 Riverdale Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, and 539 Lafayette Street, Bridgeport, Connecticut; Sailed April 5, 1937 aboard the Britannic; Arrived in Spain on May 5, 1937; XV BDE Training Base; Served in the XV BDE, Washington BN, Co. 4; WIA Brunete; After recovery was assigned to the Armory in Tarazona; Transferred to the Artillery; Last unit 14th Battery, 2nd Group, John Brown Battery; Returned to the US on February 4, 1939 aboard the President Harding.
Source: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre; Washington; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 869. Code A
Photographs: Frank Buturla, three photographs undated circa 1939, and below 1934 and circa 1933 from his Application for Seaman’s Protection Certificate, Ancestry L-W Tree