Tenor, Leon.

Biography

Tenor, Leon. (Tenner), b. May 7, 1911, Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania; POW; Jewish; Organizer for the Department Store Workers Union and Warehouseman; CP (?); Received Passport# 370608 on March 2, 1937 which listed his address as 707 West 16th Street, and 11 Hillside Avenue, both NYC; Sailed March 10, 1937 aboard the Queen Mary; Arrived in Spain on March 17, 1937; Served with the 86th BDE, Ambulance Driver, Andalusian Front released November 19, 1937; XV BDE, Transmissions; Lincoln- Washington BN; Rank Sargento; Captured March 10, 1938, Belchite, Retreats; Released August 25, 1939; Returned to the US on September 1, 1939 as a workaway aboard the President Roosevelt; WWII US Army, 147th Infantry Division; d. November 1986.
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; BN 58 Retreats; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 999, ll. 57-58; USSDA 2:0977, 60:0901. Code A
Photographs: Leon Tenor, Samuel Toole, Albert Ziegler and William Stone returning aboard the President Roosevelt, Daily Worker, September 6, 1939.