Karantzalis, George.

Biography

k- Karaghuzian, George  b. May 14, 1913, Istanbul, Turkey; Turkish American; father; Astig Karaghazian (1878-?), mother Eptis Karaghazian (1898-?); High School education; Single; Linotype Operator; YCL 1924 and CP; Received Passport# 242241 on October 2, 1935 which listed his address as 319 East 29th Street, NYC; Sailed April 28, 1937 aboard the Aquitania; Served with the XV BDE, Mackenzie-Papineau Battalion; Later Lincoln-Washington BN; Rank Soldado; Reported MIA Retreats with note "actualmente en Ametralladoras de la Brigada;" Reported killed in action April 4, 1938, Gandesa, during the Retreats; Ancestry 1940 census record shows him as living at the same address as that listed on his passport; Likely deserted.
Sibling: sister Helen Karahgazian (1923-?).
Source: Scope of Soviet Activity; Mac-Paps; XV BDE; BN 58 Retreats; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 918, ll.101, Ver arch gen amer.; USSDA (under Karaghuzian) 2:0671, 56:0248; L-W Tree Ancestry.
Photograph: George Karaghuzian, Passport Photograph, 1937.