Kumpis, John.

Biography

Kumpis, John B. (Jean; Kampis; Keir; Kampites; Kompis); b. January 9, 1916, Sturbridge, Massachusetts; Single; Mechanic; CP 1934 (1937) (or non party); Received Passport# 460957 on July 14, 1937 which listed his address as 342 West 23rd Street, NYC, and 2451 38th Street, Astoria, New York (28 Kendall, Worcester, Massachusetts); Was actually living in the Panama Canal Zone; Sailed July 21, 1937 aboard the Berengaria; Arrived in Spain via Espolla on July 31, 1937; Sent to XV BDE at Quinto; Served with the XV BDE, Infantry  later Estado Mayor, Transmissiones and Transport, Driver; Rank Soldado; Served at Quinto, Belchite, Fuentes de Ebro, Teruel; WIA Fuentes de Ebro severe injury with bullet entering his shoulder and travelling down to his hip; He requested repatriation so he could resume his job with the Panama Rail Road Company; Returned to the US on December 20, 1938 aboard the Ausonia; WWII US Army Air Corps, 37th Pursuit Group, Rank SGT; d. June 11, 1966, San Francisco, California; buried in Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno, San Mateo County, California; Wife Margaret Kumpis.
Source: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre; Figueres List; Pay; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 927, ll. 29-31; L-W Tree Ancestry; Find-a-Grave 3598235.  Code A