Lustgarten, Lawrence.

Biography

Lustgarten, Lawrence. b. December 15, 1915, NYC; Jewish; College 2 years; Single; Salesman; YCL July 1935; Received Passport# 366914 on February 12, 1937 which listed his address as 806 East 9th Street, and 216 East 10th Street, both NYC 9514 (514) Finton Avenue, Bronx, New York; Sailed March 17, 1937 aboard the President Roosevelt; Arrived in Spain on May 25, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Washington BN, Co. 3, Section 1; Lincoln-Washington BN, Co. 3, later Co. 5 as Company Commissar; Last unit Lincoln-Washington BN, Co. 3; Rank Cabo; Served at Brunete, Teruel, Retreats and Ebro Offensive; WIA July 30, 1938, Villalba; Returned to the US on December 20, 1938 aboard the Ausonia; WWII US Army Air Corps, 491st AAF Bomber Squadron, Rank Staff Sergeant, killed in action March 30, 1944, India, buried Long Island National Cemetery, East Farmingdale, Suffolk County, New York.
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre; Pay; Washington; RGASPI; VALB Office File; Find-a-Grave 82655946. Code A
Photograph: Lawrence Lustgarten, undated. The 15th International Brigade Photographic Unit Photograph Collection; ALBA Photo11; ALBA Photo number 11-1315. Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012, New York University Libraries.