Mitchell, Irving.

Biography

Mitchell, Irving. (birth name Grabelsky); b. November 7, 1911, Bronx, New York; Jewish; Russian American; father Aaron Grabelsky (1874-1949) from Kominity, Russia; mother Celia Rickel (1876-?)’ Restaurant Worker; CP July 1936; Received Passport# 361493 on January 13, 1937 which listed his address as 1512 54th Street, Brooklyn, New York; Sailed January 20, 1937 aboard the Berengaria; Arrived in Spain on February 1, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln BN, Co. 2, Section 2, Group 2; Wounded in action, in head at Jarama; Repatriated medical; To US July 18, 1937 aboard the Britannic; Returned to Spain on August 1, 1938; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln- Washington BN, Co. 3; Rank Soldado; Returned to the US on December 20, 1938 aboard the Ausonia; WWII Armed forces; d. October 12, 1991, Los Angeles, California.
Siblings: brothers Samuel Mitchell (1900-?), Morris Mitchell (1908-?), sister Sara Mitchell (1901-?).
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Pay; Voros-Jarama; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 849, ll 25, List of American Comrades that have been Repatriated as per October 15 1937; Good Fight C; Harriman. Code A