Persoff, Jim.

Biography

Persoff, Jim. (Prescott, James; Jacob); b. February 8, 1912, NYC; Attended college for 2 years; Single; Photographer; CP April 1935; Received Passport# 362680 on January 21, 1937 which listed his address as 1350 Findley Avenue, Bronx, New York; Sailed January 28, 1937 aboard the Aquitania; Arrived in Spain on February 4, 1937; Served with the 14th Battery anti-aircraft DECA, initially part of the Telephone section later served on the plotter table; Rank Cabo; Returned to the US on February 9, 1939 aboard the Queen Mary; WWII Armed forces; d. August 1989.
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; RGASPI; L-W Tree Ancestry. Code A
Photographs: Jim Persoff in Spain, RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 962; Dimitrov Battery, Grunsberg, Ed Lending, Jim Perspoff, and Conlon Nancarrow, Ed Lending Collection; Two from Gustave Martens collection http://gustavmartens.weebly.com/