BiographyBridenthal, Kenneth (Owens, William); b. June 13, 1913 (1915), Wood (Mellit County), South Dakota; Father Dick Bridenthal (1884-?), mother Mary V. (Owens) Bridenthal (1898-?); Graduated cum laude from the City College of New York; Single; Carpenter, Laborer, and WPA employee; CP 1935 (1936) District Bureau; Received Passport# 432502 on June 3, 1937 which listed his address as 3419 17th Avenue North, Birmingham, Alabama; Sailed June 12, 1937 aboard the Georgic; Arrived in Spain via Setcases on June 30, 1937; Trained with the 2nd BN of Instruction; Served with the XV BDE, Mackenzie-Papineau BN, 24th BN; Transferred to the Lincoln-Washigton BN prior to Fuentes del Ebro; WIA Fuentes del Ebro; Rank Soldado; Returned to the US on July 20, 1938 aboard the Champlain; WWII defense plant worker; Worked as a professor at Long Island University; Married Claire; d. January 6, 1997, donated his body to science at the University of Kansas Medical Center.
Siblings: sisters Eleanor M. (Bridenthal) Stark (1927-?), and Margaret Louise (Bridenthal) Macier (1930-2006).
Source: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre; Figueres List; Inventory North Americans; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 3, Delo 453, ll. 121; Ancestry L-W Tree. Code A
Photograph: Kenneth Bridenthal in Spain, RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 867.