Vercelli, John Augustine.

Biography

k-Vercelli, John Augustine b. December 2, 1902, Oakland, California; Education through the 8th grade; Prior Service in the US Army Air Corps; Single; Airforce mechanic; No political affiliation; Received Passport# 28966, San Francisco series on June 3, 1937 which listed his address as 837 43rd Street, Oakland, California; Sailed June 30, 1937 aboard the Aquitania; Arrived in Spain via Massanet on July 11, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Mackenzie-Papineau BN; Killed in action date and place unknown.
Sources: Scope of Soviet Activity; Figueres List; Mac-Pap; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 1006, ll. 12-13, wrote a letter dated December 23, 1937 to Cadre stating that he wanted to transfer to the Airforce or Transportation, failing that he stated he could be put in a work unit or jailed, Sol Rose response on December 29 was that Vercelli would have to go through his chain of command; USSDA 2:1006, 61:0329. Code A 9.