Nieber, Johannes.


Nieber, Johannes (Niebuhr; Neber, John); 40 years old; b. Sirkefelde, Germany, to the US in 1932 (1922); Single; Served in the German Army in WWI; Seaman (NMU) and Iron Worker; CP 1929, unit secretary, Building-Services Union Local 32 B; Received Passport# 1184761 on May 28, 1938, Domicile 3009 Kingsbridge Terrace, NYC (Bronx, NY); Sailed February 6, 1937 aboard the Paris; Arrived in Spain on February 13, 1937; Served with the XII BDE (Artillery Group) Thaelmann Battery from February 1937-August 1938; Briefly returned to the US on April 8, 1938 aboard the Antonia and was back in Spain via Massanet on August 7, 1938; XV BDE, Lincoln-Washington BN, Co. 3, and BDE Estado Mayor Comisarido; Last unit Lincoln-Washington BN, Plaza Mayor; Rank Sargento March 8, 1937; Served at Cifuentes Front, Huesca Front, Machadahonda Front, Brunete, and Ebro Offensive; WIA August 16, 1938 in the attack on Hill 666, Ebro Offensive, wounded in face, hospital Guadelada August 18 to 29, 1938; Returned to the US on December 20, 1938 aboard the Ausonia; Received medical treatment through the VALB; d. circa 1970.
Sources: Cadre; Figueres List; Pay; Repatriation List (1/23/1938, ll. 94); RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 954, ll. 12-20; “Recovering from Their Experiences in Spain,” The Volunteer, Volume 1, Number 5, October 1939, 1-2.; VALB Memorial Tribute, December 6, 1970  [under Hans Niebuhr].