BiographyEngert, Herman b. May 29, 1896 (1895), Kirchen Rhin, Germany; German American; Prior military service in WWI in the German Army; Married; Carpenter; CP 1931; Domicile 319 E 95th Street, NYC; Sailed April 5, 1937 aboard the Britannic; Arrived in Spain on April 25, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Washington BN, MG Co., Section Leader; WIA at Guadarama on June 11, 1937; Instructor at Training Base, commander of recruit company and instructor; Activist in Spain; Returned to the US as a stowaway on September 12, 1938 aboard the Normandie; deported February 1, 1939 aboard the SS Oriente, likely to Cuba.
Source: Cadre; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 886, ll. 10-14, includes a request for repatriation; Opis 6, Delo 909, ll. 7; L-W Tree Ancestry.
Photograph: Herman Engert. Photograph from clipping.