Landeta Valdivia, Juan.

Biography

Landeta Valdivia, Juan. (John; Landeta y Valdivia; Landetta); 22 years old; Cuban American; Attended Worker’s School in New York; Single; Student; Cuban CP, CPUSA 1936, unit organizer, Spanish CP, was in movement against Machado in Cuba in 1936, and member of Anti-Imperialist organization in Cuba, briefly imprisoned; Domicile 523 W.143rd, NYC; Arrived in Spain on January 14, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln BN, Co. 1, Section 3, later Co. 2, Centuria Antonio Guiteras, Section Commissar; Later to 10th BDE “El Campesno” Estado Mayor and BNei Commissar; Served at Jarama and Brunete with Lincolns; WIA at both Jarama and Brunete; In hospital #13 and #5 Madrid, Valencia, survived the war and died prior to 1989. [see o.6, d.601, ll. 36 appears to still be in Spain as of December 24, 1938- hard to read date]
Sources: Cadre; Sandor Voros Collection; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 42, ll. 28, Relacion de los desertores del Acantonamiento “H”; Opis 6, Delo 596, ll. 1-4; Grados Militares Alcanzados Por los Cubanos en los Tres Años de Guerra; ABBI; Alfonso Bello and Pérez Díaz; Vera Jimenéz; International Solidarity with the Spanish Republic; Baumann; SIDBRINT.