Gordon, Leo.

Biography

k-Gordon, Leo (Mendlowitz; Mendelowitz, Leo); 22 years old; b. NYC; Jewish; CCC; Single; Presser; YCL 1932 and CP 1934 sec comm; Domicile 765 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, New York; Sailed July 28, 1937 aboard the Washington; Arrived in Spain via Espolla on August 8, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Mackenzie-Papineau BN, MG Co., Section Leader; KIA April 1938 when his Section was cut off while providing a rear guard for the BN during the Retreats; Brother of Joe Gordon.

Sources: Cadre (under Mendelowitz); Figueres List; XV BDE; RGASPI (under Mendelowitz); Opis 6, Delo 901, ll. 39; Opis 6, Delo 946, ll. 13 (fiche, under Mendelowitz); ALBA 133 Joseph and Leo Gordon Papers; Abe Smorodin, “The Boys of Williamsburg,” The Volunteer, Volume 22, No. 2, Spring 2000, pp. 6-7; "Volunteers for Liberty: Letters from Joe and Leo Gordon, Americans in Spain, 1937-38," in Massachusetts Review 25 (Fall 1984). Code A
Photograph: Leo Gordon, undated, "Volunteers for Liberty: Letters from Joe and Leo Gordon, Americans in Spain, 1937-38," in Massachusetts Review 25 (Fall 1984).