Watkins, Franklin Lee.


k-Watkins, Franklin Lee b. November 1901, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Married; Transportation Engineer; Socialist Party; Received Passport# 364618 on January 30, 1937 which listed his address as R. F. D. 2, Box 202, Pleasantville, New Jersey; Sailed December 24, 1937 aboard the President Roosevelt; Arrived in Spain via Massanet on January 6, 1938; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln-Washington BN; Rank Soldado; Reported WIA Retreats, Batea; He is listed as KIA between March 30 and April 3, 1938 in the Gandesa sector during the Retreats.
Sources: Scope of Soviet Activity; BN 58 Retreats; Figueres List; USSDA 2:1029, 61:0702; “Penna Soldiers Are Enroute From Spain.” Standard-Sentinel (Hazleton, PA), December 8, 1938, p. 4. Code A
 Photograph: Franklin Lee Watkins Passport photograph.