Grell, Fritz.

Biography

Grell, Fritz b. April 29, 1905 (1906), Denison (Buck Grove), Iowa; Married; Mechanic; CP 1933; Received Passport# 417253 on May 19, 1937 which listed his address as 618 (518) South Main Street, Denison, Iowa; Sailed May 26, 1937 aboard the Vollendam; Arrested on June 20, 1937 when the vessel he was travelling to Spain on, the Joven Teresa, was intercepted by the French aviso Granit near Port-Vendres; Arrived in Spain via Massanet on June 22, 1937; Returned to the US on July 20, 1938 aboard the Champlain; d. November 1983.
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre; Figueres List (under Crell); RGASPI; Iowa Research; Joven Teresa list from a letter from Jean MasseĢ to Jim Carmody dated November 30, 1988; L-W Tree Ancestry. Code A
Photographs: Fritz Grell, return photo on the Champlain; Paul Burns Collection, ALBA.
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