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Biography

González Carrea, Armando b. December 3, 1911, Matanzas; No prior military service; Single; Driver and Estivador (?), worked as a seaman in Cuba; Domicile 303 North Street, Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Non-CP or; Sailed January 9, 1937 aboard the Lafayette; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln BN, Co. 1, Centuria Antonio Guiteras; Later 59th BN; Rank Cabo; WIA in the leg; Received an evaluation stating that he was a bad element, a provacatur and deserter; Returned to Cuba on May 19, 1939 aboard the Orduña; After his return from Spain he killed a man in Matanzas.
Source: RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 3, Delo 453, ll. 14 List of Irish and Cuban Comrades, June 20, 1937; Opis 6, Delo 42, ll. 29, Relacion de los desertores del Acantonamiento “H”; Opis 6, Delo 585, ll. ll. 53; Opis 6, Delo 585, ll. 65, Norte Americanos Cubanos; Opis 6, Delo 585, ll. 112, Relacion Nominal de los Volunterio de Nacionalidad Cuban Que Se Dirigen Amejico; Opis 6, Delo 585, ll. 127, Cubanos A exclusir del 1 Convoy Malos y sospechosos (hand-written), undated; Opis 6, Delo 594, ll. 10-12; USSDA 852.2221/218; Alfonso Bello and Pérez Díaz; Vera Jimenéz; Lambe; SIDBRINT; Primer Partido Comunista de Cuba 1/2:1/1.10/45-202, Lista de Embarque: Repatriados en el vapor Orduña el 13 de Mayo 1939; Instituto de Historia de Cuba, Registro General, Personalidades Cubanas, Fichas de Datos de Combatientes Cubanos de la Guerra Civil Espanola, RG 4.12/2005 (133-134) Photograph, as of June 5, 1963 whereabouts unknown.