Panaszewicz, John Peter.

Biography

Panaszewicz, John Peter. (Panos); b. September 9, 1911, Iron River, Michigan; Greek American; POW; Grade school education; Single; Coal Miner; YCL 1931; Domicile Nanticoke, Pennsylvania; Sailed February 17, 1937 aboard the President Roosevelt; Arrived in Spain on March 17, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln and Lincoln- Washington BN from Jarama through the Retreats; POW March 30-April 10, 1938 near Gandesa; Exchanged April 22, 1939; Returned to the US on May 6, 1939 aboard the President Harding; d. April 24, 1973, San Francisco, California, buried in Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, San Mateo County, California.
Sources: Greek; POW; Obituary The Volunteer June 1973; Cadre; RGASPI; Find-a- Grave# 87654057. Code A
Photograph: John Panaszewicz of the Lincoln-Washington fortification group, & John P. Hunter of Lincoln-Washington Chemical Unit, February 1938. The 15th International Brigade Photographic Unit Photograph Collection ; ALBA Photo 11; ALBA Photo number 11-1030. Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012, New York University Libraries.