BiographyChesler, Hyman Frank (Chester); b. December 17, 1910, NYC; High School education, 4 years, attended the same school as Irv Goff; Single; Seaman, Truck Driver, and Taxi Cab Driver; CP February 1936; Received Passport# 366581 on February 11, 1937 which listed his address as 2922 West 35th Street, Brooklyn, New York; Sailed February 20, 1937 aboard the Ile de France; Arrived in Spain on March 10, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Mackenzie-Papineau BN in training; Transferred to Albacete Auto Park as driver; to XV BDE Auto Park on August 20, 1937, Secretary of the Auto Park, Rank Sargento; In July 1938 he was in the Lincoln-Washington BN, Plaza Mayor; Expelled by the party on the way out of Spain for insubordination; Rank Sargento; Returned to the US on December 20, 1938 aboard the Ausonia; WWII US Army, enlisted March 1943; Wife Ruth Goldman (1913-1990), sons Michael Chesler, Stephen Chesler; d. August 16, 1996 (November 1990), Encino, California, Burial Sholom Memorial Park, San Fernando, CA,; Spoke English, French, Spanish and Yiddish.
Sibling: brother Eli Chesler.
Source: Sail (under Chester); Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre; Americans; Mac-Paps; XV BDE; Pay; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 914, ll. 1, 41; Harriman ALBA 48, #30, Box 23, April 18, 1986.; (obituary) Los Angeles Times August 20, 1996; L-W Tree Ancestry; Find-a-Grave #148974837. Code A
Photographs: Hyman Chesler, Lincoln-Washington, July 1938. The 15th International Brigade Photographic Unit Photograph Collection; ALBA Photo 11; ALBA Photo number 11-0054. Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012, New York University Libraries.; and below from RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 914.