Gayle, Louis Anton.

Biography

Gayle, Louis Anton (Gilbert Zanming); b. July 22, 1912, NYC; Jewish; Single; Stage Director; Received Passport# 490456 on December 28, 1937 which listed his address as 278 Henry Street, NYC, and 810 Marecy Avenue, Brooklyn, New York; Sailed January 4, 1938 aboard the Champlain along with Delmer Berg, Harry Hurst and Peter Sturgeon; Arrived Spain via Agullana on January 16, 1938; Served with the XV BDE, BDE Medics; Last unit Lincoln-Washington BN, Plaza Mayor, Aidman; Rank Cabo; WIA Ebro Offensive, hospital in Olot before evacuation; Returned to the US on December 20, 1938 aboard the Ausonia; WWII volunteered for the US Army, served in the Medical Corps, Served as an instructor in Mississippi before going overseas, Landed in Southern France near Aix en Provence, served with a clearling company in the 63rd Battalion, Mobile Army Surgical hospital, which campaigned into Germany before the end of the war, last unit was the d36th Division, Rank Technical Sergeant 3 (T3), d. October 16, 2000.
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Figueres List; Pay; RGASPI Arrivals; Harriman. Code A
Photographs: Sergeant Louis Gayle, Sanidad, Lincoln-Washington Battalion, September 1938. The 15th International Brigade Photographic Unit Photograph Collection; ALBA Photo 11; ALBA Photo number 11-0255. Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012, New York University Libraries; and RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 894.