Peshkin, Irving.

Biography

Peshkin, Irving. (Frank); b. October 16, 1907 (1906), Slonim [Slonem] (Belorussia), Russia; Russian American; Attended university; Single; Printer and Typographer; CP 1929 (1933); Received Passport# 370952 on March 2, 1937 which listed his address as 356 East 79th Avenue, and 502 East 77th Street, both NYC; Sailed March 10, 1937 aboard the Washington; Arrived in Spain on March 27, 1937; Tarazona Training Base from August-September; Served with the XV BDE, Commisariat, Almuchel, September- October 1937; Then to Lincoln-Washington BN, October-November; Grupo DECA (Gottwald Battery?), January-March 1938; 3rd Division, 60 BDE, Anti-tank Battery, July- August 1938; Served at Huesca, Aragon, Teruel, Hegra, Belchite, Tortosa, and the Ebro Offensive; Returned to the US on December 20, 1938 aboard the Ausonia; d. November 1975, Jamaica, New York.
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 962; L-W Tree Ancestry.
Photograph: Irving Peshkin in Spain, Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 962.