Halepis, Kostas.

Biography

Halepis, Kostas (ΧΑΛΕΠΗΣ, ΚΩΣΤΑΣ; Halepis, Costa; Konstantine; Costa, Gus); 42 years old; b. Island of Samos, Greece; Greek American; Baker; CP; member of the Spartacus organization; No passport issued; Domicile NYC; Sailed February 6, 1937 aboard the Paris; Arrived in Spain on March 4, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln BN, Co. 2, Section 1, Group 3, Soldado; Post Pingarron served in Co. 1; WIA Caspe March 1938; Returned to the US on May 30, 1938 as a stowaway aboard the Normandie; Possible deserter; Was later deported.
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Lincoln; Repatriation List (1/28/1938, ll. 98); Voros-Jarama; RGASPI; Greek I; Lending, Edward, “Gus,”The Volunteer, D. Paleologopoulos Greek Antifascist Volunteers in the Spanish Civil War (1936-39), Athens 1986; Steve Tsermegas and L. Tsirmirakes, No Pasaran. Greek Antifascist Volunteers in Spain, Athens 1987. [May be the volunteer "Gus" from Ed Lending's piece, if so he died and was buried in Mexico].