Forsha, Harold George.

Biography

Forsha, Harold George b. October 26, 1906, Turtle Creek, Pennsylvania; Attended Westminster College; 3 years ROTC; Newspaper Worker and Manager of the Southern Worker; CP October 1931 section organizer and Spanish CP; Received Passport# 384317 on April 5, 1937 which listed his address as 9109 Frankstown Road, Wilkingsburg, Pennsylvania; Sailed April 13, 1937 aboard the Georgic; Arrived in Spain on May 1 (5), 1937; Served with the Artillery, 11th Regiment, 2nd Group, 14th Battery (John Brown Battery), 155mm Guns, Mess Sargento and Quartermaster; Later served as  Telephonist and Observer; Returned to the US on February 4, 1939 aboard the President Harding; d. May 1977, buried Allegheny Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Wife Emma Forsha.
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 969, ll. 2a letter from Forsha to Political Commissar of 14th Battery regarding treatment by Doctors of himself and Robert Rhead); Find-a-Grave# 46545305.   Code A
Photograph: Harold Forsha, after the war.  Family photo contributed by Karen Forsha.