BiographyAltman, Jack (Jace); b. December 9, 1907, Brooklyn, New York; Debs Column (?); father Julius Altman, mother Mary Altman; No prior military service; Single; Tailor; CP July 1934, unemployed union; Received Passport# 366483 which listed his address as 2438 E 22nd Street, Brooklyn, New York; Sailed February 20, 1937 aboard the Ile de France; Arrived in Spain on March 19, 1937 over the Pyrenees; Served with the XV BDE, Washington BN, MG Company; WIA July 9, 1937 Brunete, Received shrapnel to buttocks, piece made its way into his kidney; Hospital Cas Roja in Murcia; Returned to the US on July 20, 1938 aboard the Champlain; d. January 31, 1989.
Source: Americans; Inventory North Americans; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 856, ll. 80-85; USSDA; (obituary) The Volunteer Vol. 2, No. 1, P. 17.L-W Tree Ancestry L-W Tree; Find-a-Grave#126636454. Code A
Obituary: Jack Altman died January 1989 after a long illness. He came from an Orthodox Jewish family in Brownsville; he was the rebel. He was wounded at Brunete; shrapnel made its way into his kidney, and he was inutile for the rest of the war. Back home again, he made his living as a pleater, and in a shipyard. He was generous, giving shelter and companionship to others who were handicapped. ~ The Volunteer Vol. 2, No. 1, P. 17.
Photographs: Jack Altman from a group photograph taken aboard the returning Champlain and below in Spain, RGASPI Opis 856.