Danko, John.

Biography

k-Danko, John b. April 1, 1912, Roscoe, Washington County, Pennsylvania (passport application indicates Charleroi, Washington County Pennsylvania); Czechoslovakian- American; father Mike Danko (1882-1965 passport indicates b.1879), mother Barbara Pircsak (Borek) Danko (1885-1920); Steel Worker; CP 1931 and YCL; Received Passport#363244 on January 25, 1937 which listed his address as 2052 North Park Avenue, Warren, Ohio; Sailed February 6, 1937 aboard the Paris; Arrived in La Havre on February 16, 1937; Arrived in Spain on February 17, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln BN, Co. 2, Section 1, Group 3, Rank Soldado; Killed in Action 1937, Guadalajara.
Siblings: sisters Anna Danko Hudak (1907-1979), Mary Danko Harvey (1909-?), Elizabethe Danko Datish (1918-1995), Suzanne Danko Struk (1921-2006), brothers Nicola “Mike” Dankko (1910-?), Paul Danko (1914-1989), Joe Danko (1919-1919), George Danko (1924-?).
Source: Scope of Soviet Activity; Americans; Americans and Canadians Killed in Spain Complete list to November 15, 1937 Killed in Spain Complete list to November 15, 1937; Voros-Jarama.
Photograph: John Danko, Passport Photograph, 1936.