BiographyCraddock, James Patrick Campbell b. February 27, 1906, Cleveland, Ohio; Deserter; Graduated from university; Prior military service in the US Army National Guard, with the rank of 2nd Lieutenant; Divorced; Journalist; CP 1936; Received Passport# 404230 on May 4, 1937 which listed his address as 807 Cherry Street, Winnetka, Illinois (Chicago); Sailed May 12, 1937 aboard the Aquitania; Arrived in Spain on June 6, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Mackenzie-Papineau BN, Estado Mayor as Chief of Staff; Deserted during the Retreats and sought help returning to the US in Marseille, France; Returned to the US on April 28, 1938 aboard the Washington; WWII US Army Air Corps, Air Force Reserves, rank Major; d. February 15, 1956, Old City Cemetery, Nashville, Berrien County, Georgia.
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Photograph: James Craddock, Mackenzie-Papineau Chief of Staff, November 1937. The 15th International Brigade Photographic Unit Photograph Collection; ALBA Photo 11; ALBA Photo number 11-0648. Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012, New York University Libraries.