Earl, Howard.

Biography

Earl, Howard (Howard, Earl; Howard, Karl); b. August 8, 1907 (1901), Santa Monica, California; POW; Sheet Metal Worker and Boxer; Received Passport# 33132 San Francisco series on January 12, 1938 which listed his address as Regent Hotel, Venice (Santa Monica), California; Sailed January 28, 1938 aboard the Lafayette; Arrived in Spain via Agullana on February 3, 1938; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln-Washington BN; Rank Soldado; Reported MIA Retreats; Captured March 10, 1938 near Belchite; Exchanged April 22, 1939; Returned to the US on May 6, 1939 aboard the President Harding; WWII US Army, Private; d. January 12, 1958, Venice, California, from a gun shot wound – unclear whether it was a murder or suicide, buried Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego, California.
Source: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; BN 58 Retreats; Figueres List; POW; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 885, ll. 3. Code A