McKearn, Joseph William.

Biography

McKearn, Joseph William. (McKearn, William Joe); b. June 18, 1912, Freemont, Nebraska; Single; Machinist; CP 1937; Received Passport# 499088 on October 11, 1937 which listed his address as 1727 Davis Avenue, Beloit, Wisconsin (1727 Bayliss Avenue, Beloit, Wisconsin); 26 years old; Sailed October 29, 1937 aboard the President Roosevelt; Arrived in Spain via Massanet on November 11, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln-Washington BN; WIA Retreats March 10, 1938; Rank Soldado; Returned to the US on May 20, 1938 aboard the City of Hamburg from Bremen, Germany to Baltimore, Maryland; WW II US Army, joined June 4, 1945 and was discharged April 19, 1946, Rank Private; d. March 5, 1979, San Francisco, California, buried in the Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno, San Mateo County, California.
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; BN 58 Retreats; Cadre; Figueres List; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 941, ll. 8 (ver arch gen amer); L-W Tree Ancestry; Find-a-Grave 73985668. Code A