Carter, Louis.

Biography

Carter, Louis 35 years old; African American; Single; Mechanic; CP 1937, unit Daily Worker agent; Sailed August 18, 1937 aboard the President Harding; Arrived in Spain via Massanet on August 31, 1937, enrolled in the IB on September 6, 1937; Trained with the 2nd BN of Instruction at Tarazona; Attended OTS Graduated February 16, 1938; XV BDE, BDE MG Co.; MIA March Retreats.
Source: Cadre; Figueres List; RGASPI (under Carter, no first name); RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 544, ll. 21 (fiche); Opis 6, Delo 871, ll. 54 and 56 African Americans.
Biography Louis Carter was born in 1902. He was a mechanic and joined the Communist party in 1937. Carter sailed for Europe aboard the President Harding on August 18, 1937. In Spain, Carter attended officers' training school. No further information has been found regarding his service in Spain or whether he returned to the United States. ~ Chris Brooks