Gasper, John Peter.

Biography

Gasper, John Peter (Juan Pedro Gispert, Casper); b.1897; Lithuanian; South Slav; US Army, Artillery 3 years, Air Service 3.5 years; Single; Electrician; Received Passport# 361439 on January 13, 1937 which listed his address as 55 Lithgow Street, Dorchester, Massachusetts; Sailed January 23, 1937 aboard the Champlain; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln BN, MG Co., Section Leader, Sargento at Jarama; Transferred in September 1937 to the Artillery, 11th Regiment, 2nd Group, 14th Battery (John Brown Battery), 155mm Guns; Rank Sargento; Returned to the US on August 28, 1938 aboard the President Harding.

Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre (lined out); RGASPI Gaspar, Peter Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 994; Lincoln; Voros-Jarama; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 609 (may be mixed up with a Lithuanian volunteer or Lithuanian); South Slav (Appendix B American and Canadian Volunteers of Possible South Slavic Descent).