Pudinski, Leo.


Pudinski, Leo. (Leon; Pudinitsky; Pridinski);b. September 19, 1914, Dolgeville, New York; Single; Laborer; CP 1936 (1937); Received Passport# 370024 on February 26, 1937 which listed his address as 83 Norfolk Street, NYC (77 Allen Street, NYC); 24 years old; Sailed March 12, 1937 aboard the Ile de France; Arrived in Spain April 2, 1937; Trained with the 2nd BN of Instruction, Tarazona; Served with the XV BDE, Washington BN, Co. 1, Section 2; Lincoln-Washington BN; Rank Soldado; Reported MIA Retreats, Alcaniz, with note "leves heridas en ojo. (sobre)" Contracted syphilis; Little or no front line service; Deserted during the Retreats, sought assistance from the American Consul in Marseille, France to return to the US; Returned to the US on June 10, 1938 as a stowaway aboard the President Adams, gave his address as 83 Norfolk Street, NYC.
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre; BN 58 Retreats; Washington; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 564, ll. 56 (fiche); Opis 6, Delo 965, ll. 45 (ver arch gen amer); Opis 6, Delo 965, ll. 49-52; L-W Tree Ancestry [under Pudinski, Leon]; “Yanks Stranded in Spain War,” Schenectady Gazette, April 20, 1938, p. 5; “Score of Americans Stranded in Spain,” AP, Daily News (NYC), April 20, 1938, p. 287. Code A