Dallet, Joseph.


k-Dallet, Joseph, Jr. b. February 18, 1907, Cleveland, Ohio; Graduated from Dartmouth in 1927; Father Joseph Dallet, Sr. (1873-1955), mother Hilda A. (Stern) Dallett (1884-1938); Married Katherine Peuning (1910-1972) (Separated); Party Organizer; CP; Received Passport# 371331 on March 3, 1937 which listed his address as 377 East Lucius, Youngstown, Ohio; 29 years old; Sailed March 10, 1937 aboard the Queen Mary; Arrested by the French border patrol as he attempted to cross by boat into Spain; Jailed; After a trial he entered Spain in April 1937; Commissar OTS from May 5, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Mackenzie-Papineau Battalion, BN Commissar from June 10, 1937; Killed in action October 13, 1937, Fuentes de Ebro; Previously married to Barbara Elizabeth Eisenberg (1905-?).
Siblings: sisters Margery Dallet (1910-2008), and Kathryn Dallett (1913-1982).
Source: Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 3, Delo 455, ll. 92; USSDA 2:0490, 53:0696; Americans and Canadians Killed in Spain Complete list to November 15, 1937 Killed in Spain Complete list to November 15, 1937; ALBA 032 Joseph Dallet Papers; Steve, James Barrett, and Rob Ruch, Steve Nelson: American Radical (Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburgh University Press, 1981); Dallet, Joseph, Jr., Letters from Spain by Joe Dallet American Volunteer, To His Wife. New York: Workers Library Publishers, 1938. Code A.
Joeseph Dallet (Peg McIntire sister), ALBA V 48-037 & 48-038,  February 25, 1987, Manny Harriman Video Oral History Collection; ALBA VIDEO 048; box number 23; folder number 4; Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, New York University.
Photograph: Joseph Dallet, Political Commissar, Mackenzie-Papineau, October 1937. The 15th International Brigade Photographic Unit Photograph Collection; ALBA Photo11; ALBA Photo number 11-0629. Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012, New York University Libraries.