Young, Joseph Lafayette.


Young, Joseph Lafayette b. July 20, 1914, Bellefonte, Pennsylvania; POW; 2 years High School; Single; Seaman; CP 1936 and YCL 1933, unit organizer; Received Passport# 367802 on February 17, 1937 which listed his address as 449 West 206th Street, NYC; Sailed February 20, 1937 aboard the Ile de France; Arrived in Spain on March 3 (17), 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Washington BN, Co. 1, Section 2; Lincoln-Washington BN, Estado Mayor; Rank Soldado; Reported MIA Retreats; Captured April 2, 1938, Gandesa, the Retreats; Released August 25, 1939; Returned to the US on September 5, 1939 aboard the Ile de France; WWII Merchant Marine Officer; d. July 13, 2003.
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre; BN 58 Retreats; Washington; RGASPI; USSDA 2:1058, 62:0067; (obituary notice) The Volunteer, Volume 26, No. 1, March 2004, p. 21. Code A
Photograph: Joseph Young. True Americans; and two below from his 1934 Application for a Seaman’s Protection Certificate, L-W Tree Ancestry.