Lardner, James Philip.


k-Lardner, James Philip. b. May 18, 1914, Chicago, Illinois; Father Ring W. Lardner (d. Sept. 25, 1933); Attended Harvard University through his junior year; Single; Newspaperman; No Party affiliation; Received Passport# 180191 on April 19, 1935 which listed his address as 47 West 8th Street, NYC; Arrived in Spain on April 1, 1938; Initially was working as a journalist before enlisting in the Republican Army; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln-Washington BN, Co. 2, attended NCO school; Rank Cabo, later Lincoln-Washington BN, Co. 3; Rank Soldado; Ebro Offensive wounded and returned; Killed in action September 22, 1938, Ebro Offensive.
Sources: Scope of Soviet Activity; Pay; RGASPI; USSDA 2:0702, 56:0749; ALBA 067 James Lardner Papers. Code A
Photographs: Jim Lardner in Spain, RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 930; and from an article in Life Magazine; and passport photograph from 1935.