Menella, Giovanni.

Biography

Menella, Giovanni. (John Landy); b. Torre de Greco (near Naples), Italy, To the US in 1926; Italian American; CP 1924; Domicile NYC; Arrived in Spain on February 24, 1937; Served with the XII BDE, Garibaldis; WIA Huesca; Served as an instructor at the XII BDE Training base in Quintenar de la Republica; Attended OTS at some point; Rank Sargento; WIA Huesca; Repatriated January 1938; file notes “at one time in opposition movement. Rejoined party after 7 months.”
Sources: RGASPI (under John Landy, & Menella) Fond 545, Opis 3, Delo 453; Opis 6 Delo 936, ll. 1 (under Llandy, Geo ver ar ); Opis 6, Delo 946, ll. 47-49; Italian; AICVAS.