Biographyk-Burning, John b. March 23, 1916, Detroit, Michigan; Single, Driver, CP 1937; Received Passport# 472175 on August 21, 1937 which listed his address as 3321 Pontiac Avenue, Chicago, Illinois; Arrived in Spain via Setcases on September 13, 1938, enrolled in the IB on September 18, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Auto Park; Lincoln-Washington BN; Rank Soldado; Killed in action April 3, 1938 Gandesa, during the Retreats.
Source: Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre; BN 58 Retreats; Figueres List; XV BDE; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 3, Delo 453, ll. 157 (fiche); USSDA 2:0431, 53:0101. Code A
Photograph: Irving Halpern, Robert Minor, John Burning and Spanish Soldier. The 15th International Brigade Photographic Unit Photograph Collection ; ALBA Photo 11; ALBA Photo number 11-0981. Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012, New York University Libraries.