Heeb, Harry Jack.

Biography

k-Heeb, Harry Jack b. April 17, 1912 , Xenia, Greene County, Ohio; father Harry Anthony Heeb (1880-1966), mother Bessie Laura (Jack) Heeb (1887-1957); High School education; Single; Radio Shop Worker and Rail Road Worker; CP 1936; Received Passport# 406743 on May 6, 1937 which listed his address as 4390 Eastern Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio (1420 Woodward Avenue, Springfield, Ohio); Sailed May 15, 1937 aboard the Georgic; Arrived in Spain via Setcases June 15, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Mackenzie-Papineau Battalion, served as a runner; Killed in action April 4, 1938, Gandesa, during the Retreats; A quick humorous sketch was preserved in the Russian Archives

“Heeb: A good forager, if you want wheatena, sugar, bullion cubes, milk shakes, or senoritas, call for Heeb. He understands the natives better than any one else in the battalion.”


Siblings: sisters Thelma Geraldine Heeb (1908-1908), Infant daughter (1909-1909), Ruth E. Heeb (1911-1982), and brothers Clement Charles Heeb (1916-2003), Robert Anthony Heeb (1920-2002), and James Mitchell Heeb (1929-1993).
Sources: Scope of Soviet Activity; Figueres List; Mac-Paps; XV BDE; USSDA 2:0637, 55:0670; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 551, ll. 81 (fiche); Opis 6, Delo 909, ll. 2 (sketch). Code A

Photograph: Harry Jack Heeb, Passport Application, 1937.