BiographyKossert, John (Kosset); b. May 16, 1906, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Single; Cook and Baker; CP 1935; Received Passport# 31382, San Francisco series, on September 1, 1937 which listed his address as 103 Westhall Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Sailed September 11, 1937 aboard the Berengaria; Arrived in Spain via Massanet on September 24, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln-Washington BN; Rank Soldado; Reported MIA Retreats, with note "(Batea) campo;" Returned to the US on July 14, 1938 as a stowaway aboard the SS West Cusseta; d. January 14, 1969, Los Angeles, California, buried in Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.
Source: Sail (under Kosset), Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre; BN 58 Retreats; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 3, Delo 453, ll. 42, “Canad-Amer. Arrivan, 27/9/37;” L-W Tree Ancestry; Find-a-Grave 59282158.