Mail, John George.


Mail, John George. (Jack); b. April 8, 1909, San Francisco, California; Jewish; POW; Single; Commercial Artist; CP 1935, education director; Received Passport# 476205 on September 14, 1937 which listed his address as 2114 N Street, Washington, District of Columbia and 410 (110) Madison Avenue, NYC; Sailed October 2, 1937 aboard the Georgic; Arrived in Spain via Espolla on October 15, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln-Washington BN; Rank Soldado; Reported MIA Retreats; Captured April 3, 1938, Gandesa, during the Retreats; Exchanged April 22, 1939; Returned to the US on May 10, 1939 aboard the Ile de France; WWII Merchant Marines; Was part of the “Undercrust” at San Pedro de Cardenas; With fellow veteran and partner David Gillis Kelly (1903-1982) they opened a florist shop; Homosexual. 
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; BN 58 Retreats; Cadre (under Mail, Jack); Figueres List; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 942, ll. 18; POW; L-W Tree Ancestry. Code A