Doolittle, Kenneth Waldron.

Biography

Doolittle, Kenneth Waldron b. March 10, 1903, Schenectady, New York; Single; Seaman; CP 1935; Received Passport# 469672 on August 11, 1937 which listed his address as 25 South Street, and 8 West 40th Street, both NYC; Sailed on the Berengaria; Arrived in Spain via Massanet on September 27, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln-Washington BN, Co. 1, Quartermaster and Acting Assistant Battalion Commissar from January 12, 1937; Rank Soldado acting Sargento(?); Twice wounded; Reported MIA Retreats; Served at the Retreats and Ebro Offensive; Returned to the US on December 31, 1938 aboard the President Harding; d. January 1978 (1979).
Source: Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre; BN 58 Retreats; Figueres List; Pay; XV BDE, RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 3, Delo 453, ll. 42; Opis 3, Delo 455, ll. 95; “Canad-Amer. Arrivan, 27/9/37.” Code A
Photograph: Kenneth Doolittle in Spain, RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 882; and from his 1929 Seaman’s Certificate of American Citizenship or Intention Papers, L-W Tree Ancestry.