Reitz, John.

Biography

Reitz, John. (Arthur Malone); b. October 19, 1915, Dearing, Kansas; Elementary education; Single; Surveyor; CP January 1, 1937; Received Passport# 464194 on July 22, 1937, which listed his address as Watonga, and Quinton Village, both Oklahoma (G. D. Clinton, Oklahoma); Sailed August 11, 1937 aboard the Queen Mary; Arrived in Spain via Espolla on August 21, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln-Washington BN, Co. 3; Deserted and was placed in BDE Disciplinary Co., July 13-August 8, 1938; Then to Mackenzie-Papineau BN, Co. 1, later Co. 2; Served at Teruel, Retreats and the Ebro Offensive; Returned December 15, 1938 aboard the Paris.
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre; Figueres List; RGASPI. Code A
Photograph: John Reitz in Spain, RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 970; and Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Photograph Collection; ALBA Photo 15; Series I Photographs 1930s-1990s, Box 2, Folder 112. Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012, New York University Libraries.