Dapiran, Giovanni.

Biography

k-Dapiran, Giovanni (daPiran, Fiovanni; Daprian, Giovanni); b. December 29, 1897, Rovinj, Croatia, To the US in 1923; South Slav; father Matteo Dapiran, mother Elena (Cherin) Dapiran; Seaman; Young Socialist in Italy later CP of Italy; Domicile New York; To Spain in February 1937; Served with the Garibaldi Battalion, and in the Garibaldi Brigade; 2 BN, Co. 3; Served at Huesca; Killed in action on July 5, 1937 at Huesca (alternate place Brunete and date March 16, 1937.

Source: Americans and Canadians Killed in Spain Complete list to November 15, 1937 Killed in Spain Complete list to November 15, 1937; RGASPI Fond 545 Opis 6 Delo 878, ll. 48; CPC; Italian; AICVAS; “Giovanni Dapiran (a.k.a. Haden Dapiran)” La Spagna nel nostro cuore, 158; “Italiani caduti in Spagna,” 122; L’Unità Operaia, August 20, 1937; I nostri volontari in Spagna, 185; La Spagna Nel Nostro Cuore Italian-American Volunteers From Istria and The Slovenian Hinterland of Trieste, From Appendix E in John Peter Kraljic’s The Croatian Community In North America and the Spanish Civil War.