Luftig, Joseph.


Luftig, Joseph. b. November 17, 1910, NYC; CoB; High School 2 years; Single; Restaurant Worker; YCL 1934, unit secretary, and Spanish CP July 1938; Received Passport# 385320 on April 16, 1937 which listed his address as 11404 109th Avenue, Richmond Mill East, NYC; Sailed May 1, 1937 aboard the Britannic; Arrived in Spain on May 30, 1937 after surviving the sinking of the City of Barcelona; Served with the XV BDE, Mackenzie-Papineau BN; Telephone repair; Later to BDE Transmissions; Served at Fuentes de Ebro, Teruel, Segura de los Baños, Retreats, and Ebro Offensive; WIA twice October 13, 1937 and August 26, 1938 second time was in left leg; Returned to the US on December 20, 1938 aboard the Ausonia; WWII Armed forces; d. January 28, 2000, NYC.
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre; Mac-Paps; RGASPI. Code A
Photographs: Joseph Luftig in Spain, RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 938; and in WWII,