Kuehner, Henry.

Biography

Kuehner, Henry  (Kuchner); b. June 4, 1901, Kirchstadt, Germany to the US 1927; German American; father Henry Kuchner, mother Maria Kuchner both deceased; Elementary school education; Served in the German Army in the infantry and Cavalry, 1920, Rank Private; Single; Press operator; CP of Germany 1923, IFTU; Received Passport# 476228 on September 14, 1937 which listed his address as 1317 West Kelbourne Avenue, and 2128 South 59th Street, both Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Sailed September 25, 1937 aboard the Lancastria; Arrived in the Spain via Massanet on October 8, 1937; Trained in Tarazona with in Co.1 of the training BN to the XV BDE November 20, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln-Washignton Battalion; transferred to XV Army Corps Special MG BN from May 1, 1938 to July 31, 1938; Served at Teruel and the Ebro Offensive; WIA July 25, 1938 near Asco was hit in both legs by shrapnel, Hospital Santa Coloma, Mora Villa Boy  for 3 months and two weeks, was still in S. Agaro in late  November 1938; Was hospitalized for Bronchitas at Benicasim and Albacete during February and March 1938; Returned to the US on December 20, 1938 aboard the Ausonia.
Source: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity (under Kuchner); Figueres List; XV BDE; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 927, ll. 8-14.