BiographyCastronuovo, John Michael b. December 11, 1911, NYC; 2 years prior unspecified military service; Single; Seaman and Driver; CP and YCL both 1934; Received Passport# 366431 on February 10, 1937 which listed his address as 16004 89th Avenue, Jamaica, New York; 27 years old; Sailed February 20, 1937 aboard the Ile de France; Arrived in Spain on March 17, 1937; Served with the Albacete, Auto Park or Regt. de Tren; Deserted; Was in Oran or Casablanca and stowed away aboard the Examelia on April 15, 1938 along with Hugh Larkin, an Irish American; William Rudnisky, joined the stowaways on the same date in Gibraltar; brother Alfred Joseph Castronuovo and Francis Edward Fender were aboard as workaways; All five returned to the US on May 5, 1938 aboard the Examelia; WWII Merchant Marines; d. January 12, 1998, Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, buried Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania; Spoke English and Italian.
Sibling: brother Alfred Joseph Castenuovo.
Source: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre; Americans; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 544, ll. 23; L-W Tree Ancestry; Find-a-Grave#477249. Code A