Goff, Irving.

Biography

Goff, Irving (McLean, George); b. August 29, 1911, Brooklyn, New York; Jewish; Guerrilla; Single; Actor; CP June 1935; Received Passport# 366548 on February 10, 1937 which listed his address as 2815 West 31st Street, Brooklyn, New York and 2019 West 131st Street, NYC; Sailed February 20, 1937 board the Ile de France; Arrived in Spain on March 7, 1937; Served with the Auto Park and Guerrillas; Returned to the US on February 4, 1938 aboard the President Harding; WWII OSS, later transferred to US Army, Northern Italy working with Partisans; d. May 19, 1989, buried in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia.
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre; Good Fight A; Harriman. RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 549, ll. 81 (Fiche); Opis 6, Delo 900 ll. 1 (voir aprec); Find-a-Grave# 72222266. Code A
Photographs: Irving Goff Seaman’s Protection Certificate; and below Guerrilla soldiers Bill Aalto, unnamed Spaniard, Cecil Kunstlich and Irving Goff, ALBA/VALB.