Dion, Joseph Raymond.

Biography

Dion, Joseph Raymond b. December 7, 1908, Salem, Massachusetts; Prior military service US Navy 9 years; Single; Seaman and “Bum”; CP 1934; Received Passport# 402930 on May 3, 1937 which listed his address as 18 Canal Street (Bates Block), Lewiston, Maine, and NYC; Sailed May 7, 1937 aboard the American Farmer; Arrived in Spain on June 6, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Mackenzie-Papineau BN; Returned to the US on August 13, 1938 aboard the President Roosevelt.
Source: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre; XV BDE, Mac-Paps; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 881, ll. 63*64; L-W Tree Ancestry. Code A
Photograph: Joseph Dion, Lincoln-Washington Machine-Gunner, November 1937. The 15th International Brigade Photographic Unit Photograph Collection; ALBA Photo 11; ALBA Photo number 11-0641. Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012, New York University Libraries.