Lichter, Harry Edward.

Biography

Lichter, Harry Edward. (Richter, H. E.); b. February 22, 1912, Russia; Russian American, Naturalized October 1922, Milwaukee County; Jewish; Graduated from Milwaukee Arts and Education College, 1930-34, BA; Single; Artist and School Teacher; CP of Canada May 1936; Received Passport# 367474 on February 15, 1937 which listed his address as 3210 (2210) West Walnut Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Sailed March 18, 1937 aboard the Normandie; Arrived in Spain on March 27, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln-Washington BN, Estado Mayor; XV BDE, Transmissiones; Rank Soldado promoted to Brigada; Served at Quinto, Belchite, Teruel, Retreats and Ebro Offensive; WIA at Belchite; Returned to the US on December 20, 1938 aboard the Ausonia; WWII US Army, enlisted February 11, 1943 discharged February 23, 1946; d. February 19, 1975, buried Mound Zion Cemetery, Brookfield, Waukesha County, Wisconsin lists dob as 1911.
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre; Pay; RGASPI; Find-a-Grave 92140086. Code A1
Photographs: Wisconsin volunteers (standing) Fred Palmer, Harry Lichter, Ray Disch; (seated) John Cookson, Clarence Kailin. Photograph Clarence Kailin, VALB/ALBA.