BiographyPlotnick, Henry. (Platnick); b. March 9, 1915, NYC; Attended the City College of New York; Single; Clerk; YCL 1935 and CP 1936; Received Passport# 6991, New York series, on February 11, 1937 which listed his address as 8757 Bay 16th , Brooklyn, New York; Sailed February 20, 1937 aboard the Ile de France; Arrived in Spain on March 27, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Washington BN, Co. 2, Section 1, and Lincoln-Washington BN; Deserted September 15, 1937, returned under guard; Transferred October 13, 1937 to Auto Park; Last unit Brigade Estado Mayor, Transport, driver; Rank Soldado; Served at Jarama, Brunete, Quinto, Belchite, Fuentes del Ebro, Teruel, Segura de los Baños, Retreats and the Ebro Offensive; Deserted at some point during his time in Spain; Returned to the US on December 20, 1938 aboard the Ausonia; WWII Armed forces, 38 months in service; d. April 13, 1982.
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity (under Platnick); Cadre; Pay (under Platnick); Washington; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 849, ll. 5, Special List for Personnel Service, Deserters List of Those Now in Spain, January 16, 1938; USSDA 2:0842, 58:0900; (obituary) The Volunteer, Volume 4, No. 3, p. 15. Code A