Hakam, Harry.

Biography

Hakam, Harry (Hakim); b. January 1, 1913, Brooklyn, New York; Attended Brooklyn College; Single; Electrician; YCL 1935 (1936); Received Passport# 366472 on February 10, 1937 which listed his address as 244 East 15th Street, NYC; Sailed February 20, 1937 aboard the Ile de France; Arrived in Spain March 4, 1937; Trained at Madrigueras; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln and Lincoln-Washington BNs,; Served at Jarama as a battalion runner and Brunete as MG Co. runner; Last unit Lincoln-Washington BN, Plaza Mayor, runner for Robert Merriman; Rank Soldado; Returned to the US on September 21, 1938 aboard the Ile de France; Married Ruth Rosenevans; WWII US Navy, 35th Naval Construction BN (Seabees), frogman; d. September 1996.
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre; Lincoln; Pay; RGASPI; ALBA 046 Harry Hakam Papers; (obituary) The Volunteer, Volume 19, No. 1, Winter 1996-97, p. 9. Code A
Photographs: Harry Hakam, Lincoln-Washington, June 1938. The 15th International Brigade Photographic Unit Photograph Collection; ALBA Photo 11; ALBA Photo number 11-0049. Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012, New York University Libraries; Screen shot from Harriman interview; 1944 service photograph with the 35th Naval Construction Battalion “Seabees,” L-W Tree Ancestry.