Lamb, Leonard.


Lamb, Leonard. (Lamchick); b. September 1, 1910, Cleveland, Ohio; Graduated with a BA from Brooklyn College of the City College of New York; Single; School Teacher; CP 1935; Received Passport# 3653369 on February 4, 1937 which listed his address as 420 East 6th Street, NYC, and 429 East 6th Street, Cleveland, Ohio; Sailed February 10, 1937 aboard the Washington; Arrived in Spain on February 20, 1937; Sent to OTS March-June 1937; XV BDE, Washington BN, Estado Mayor, Liaison and Chief of HQ Staff, moved to Adjutant Commander, Brunete; Lincoln-Washington BN; BDE Plana Mayor, Commander, Quinto; Took over command of Lincoln-Washington BN at Belchite when Amlie was wounded; Was WIA and Phil Detro took over the BN; Adjutant Commander of the Lincoln-Washinton BN at Teruel; Last unit Lincoln-Washington BN, Plaza Mayor, Rank Capitan; WIA August 1938; Served at Brunete, Quinto, Belchite, Teruel, Retreats, and Ebro Offensive, Returned to the US on December 20, 1938 aboard the Ausonia; d. October 21, 1994 in Long Island City, New York.
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre; Pay; Washington; RGASPI; Good Fight A; (obituary) The Volunteer, Volume 17, No. 1, Spring 1995, p. 5; L-W Tree Ancestry. Code A
Photographs: Phil Detro and Captain Leonard Lamb, Lincoln-Washington, September 1937. The 15th International Brigade Photographic Unit Photograph Collection; ALBA Photo 11; ALBA Photo number 11-0713. Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012, New York University Libraries.