Quiggle, Harlan Gerald.

Biography

Quiggle, Harlan Gerald b.April 10, 1909, Grand Island, Nebraska; father Harlan G. Quiggle, Mother Frances Quiggle; Attended the University of California; Served in the Naval Reserve for 1 year between 1926-1927; Married; Railroad Worker; CP July 1935, Amalgamated Association of Street, Electric Railway and Motor Coach Employees of America, AFL; Received Passport# 25869 , San Francisco series, on March 24, 1937 which listed his address as 2507 Ellsworth or 2400 Switght Way both Berkeley, California (Domicile San Francisco); Sailed March 31, 1937 aboard the Aquitania; Arrived in Spain on April 24 (29), 1937; Trained with the George Washington Battalion; Served with the XV BDE, Washington BN; Later to Artillery, 11th Regt., 2nd Group, 14th Battery (John Brown Battery), 155mm Guns, as an Observer and in Communication; Rank Sargento (later reduced to Soldado); Returned to the US on February 4, 1939 aboard the President Harding; WWII US Navy; d. August 4, 1984, San Rafael California; On June 22, 1938 was arrested for calling the Battery a group of “Boy Scouts.” He was imprisoned for five days and reduced to Soldado. Was not pleased with the IB:
Too Many incompetent men placed in responsible positions because of personal friendships or ignorance. Too man pure lies told the men by Officers & Commissars. Too many unjust prison sentences or arbitrary punishments. Not enough military regulation; Too much Bureaucracy.

Sibling: brother Lynn C. Quiggle.
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 966, ll. 9-17; (obituary) The Volunteer, Volume 6, No. 3, p. 19. Code A
Photograph: Harlan Quiggle shortly after his return from Spain, Lincoln, Nebraska, Sunday Journal and Star.