Biographyk- (Waks, Arnold Jack); b. July 5, 1914; Journalist; CP 1935; Arrived in Spain via Massanet on June 7, 1938; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln-Washington BN, Co. 3; Believed captured and executed on September 7, 1938, Sierra Caballs, Ebro Offensive; In June was with the Instruction BN, and on a list dated September 29 was serving with Co. 1; Rank Soldado; USDDA includes sworn statement by Gerald Cook, William G. Wheeler and Herman Klein: “We. The undersigned certify that the men named below were members of the third company of the Lincoln Battalion in Spain and were captured by the Franco forces on the 7th day of September, 1938, on the sector of Corbera. We know these facts to be true as we witnessed the entire affair, having been members of the same unit and barely escaping ourselves after having been completely surrounded. These men are: Irving Rifkin, James Pearce, Jack Arnold, Pat Garafalo, Wilbur Wheeler, Thomas Hardy, Sam Grossner, William Miller, Leonard Holtzclaw.” Indicated that he had attempted to enter Spain a year earlier and was among a group that was not allowed to proceed through Le Haver.
Source: Figueres List; Pay; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 858, ll. 49; USSDA 2:0385, 52:0453; (sworn statement) USSDA 2:0865, 59:0211.