Rubin, Henry Mortimer.

Biography

Rubin, Henry Mortimer. (Henri, Hank); b. May 21, 1916, Portland, Oregon; father Benjamin W. Rubin, mother Audre Fannyey Rubin; Attended HS with H. Randall; BS from the University of California, Berkeley; Single; Bacteriologist; YCL May 1937, Writers union, ASU; Received Passport# 29225 on June 7, 1937 which listed his address as 219 South Orange Drive, and 364 South Cloverdale, both Los Angeles, California (435 N. Lucerne Boulevard, Los Angeles, California); Sailed July 7, 1937 aboard the Queen Mary; Arrived in Spain via Setcases on July 21, 1937; Trained with the 2nd BN of Instruction and the forming XV BDE, Mackenzie-Papineau BN, Co. 4, Head of MG Squad in training, contracted Jaundice which caused him to be sent to a hospital on September 29, 1937; Served in Medical Services, transferred March 7, 1938 to Center of Benicasim until April 1938; October 1937 to 35th Division Service Sanitaire, due to his skills as a lab technician; transferred May 1, 1938 to the 15TH Army Corps Blood Transfusion unit, served until October 16, 1938; Rank Teniente promoted September 25, 1938; Returned to the US on December 15, 1938 aboard the Paris, WWII US Army Air Corps, state side and Pacific, Medical Administrative Service, rank Lieutenant, d. February 24, 2011, San Francisco, California.
Sibling: sister Audrey Kully.
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre; Figueres List; Mac-Paps; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 567, ll. 9 (fiche); Opis 6, Delo 977, ll. 9-22; ALBA 275 Hank Rubin Papers; Harriman, Pacific NW; Jeannette Ferrary, “Hank Rubin: Wind and Food Maven,” The Volunteer, Volume 25, No.1, March 2003, p. 8; Hank Rubin, Spain’s Cause Was Mine: A Memoir of an American Medic in the Spanish Civil War; L-W Tree Ancestry. Code A
Photograph: Hank Rubin in Spain, RGASPI Fond 545, opis 6, Delo 977; and in the lab in Spain, Photograph courtesy Hank Rubin.