BiographyWhitney, Gordon Porter b. March 26, 1912, (November 26, 1911), Leominster, Massachusetts; Seaman (navigator) (NMU); No political affiliation; Received Passport# 357983 on December 19, 1936 which listed his address as Mayo Court, Leominster, Massachusetts; Sailed December 26, 1936 aboard the Normandie; Arrived in Spain on January 2, 1937 (February 1, 1937); Served with the Lincoln BN, Co. 2, Section 1, Group 1; Transferred to the 86th BDE, Transmissions; XIV BDE, BN 9, Instruction; Engineer at Benicasim; XV BDE, Lincoln-Washington BN, Co. 1; Served at Jarama, Cordoba, and the Ebro Offensive; Returned to the US on December 31, 1938 aboard the President Harding; d. July 22 (24), 1974, Leominster, Massachusetts, buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts; Wife Jean Trevor Whitney.
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Voros-Jarama; RGASPI (and under Gordon, Whitney); Find-a-Grave# 44598003. Code A
Photograph: Gordon Porter Whitney from his 1934 Application for Seaman’s Protection Certificate, L-W Tree Ancestry.