BiographyHeisler, Gus (Gdaljeb). January 30, 1911, New York; Single; Plumber; CP 1932; Received Passport# 365330 on February 4, 1937 which listed his address as 47 East 21st Street, and 117 Columbia Street, both NYC (44 Avenue C, NYC); Sailed February 17, 1937 aboard the President Roosevelt; Arrived in Spain on March 17, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Washington BN, MG Co., Section 3; Served at Jarama, and Brunete; Served with Medical Services, Villa Paz, worked as a plumber keeping the steam system operational; Sent to Camp Lukas then to Tarazona; 35th Anglo-American Battery, 4th Grupo, Teruel, Levante; Returned to the US on February 4, 1938 aboard the President Harding; WWII Armed forces; d. December 5, 1986, Far Rockaway, NY.
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre; Washington; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 908; Good Fight A, ALBA 048, #82, Manny Harriman Video Audio Collection, Gus Heisler Interview, August 14, 1986; L-W Tree Ancestry. Code A
Gus Heisler Interview, ALBA V 48-081 to 48-082, August 14, 1986, Manny Harriman Video Oral History Collection; ALBA VIDEO 048; box number 7; folder number 24; Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, New York University.
Photograph: Gus Heisler from his Seaman’s Certificate of Identification application, 1930, L-W Tree Ancestry.