Hutchins, Jack.


k-Hutchins, Jack (“Hutch”); b. 1909; African American; Attended College for 2 years; Single; Truck Driver and Furrier; CP 1932 (1933), unit organizer; Domicile Philadelphia, Pennsylvania or 325 Lee Street, South West, Atlanta, Georgia; Arrived in Spain on August 23, 1937; Attended OTS then joined the XV BDE, Lincoln-Washington BN; Rank Soldado; Killed in action April 3, 1938, Gandesa, during the Retreats.
Sources: Cadre; BN 58 Retreats; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 552, ll. 87 (fiche); Opis 6, Delo 913, ll. 75-76; USSDA; African Americans.
Biography:  Jack Hutchins was born in 1909. Hutchins attended college for two years, worked as a truck driver and joined the Communist party in 1932. He arrived in Spain in the fall of 1937 and, after attending Officers Training School, joined the XVth Brigade’s Brigade Machine-Gun Company. Hutchins was reported killed in action near Gandesa during the Retreats in April 1938. ~ Chris Brooks