Sacalis, Lucas.

Biography

Sacalis, Lucas (ΣΑΚΑΛΗΣ, ΛΟΥΚΑΣ; Sakalis, Loucas; Sakalis; Lukas); b. February 4, 1893, village of Marathovouno (Maratonos), Famagusta District, Nicosia, Cyprus, naturalized citizen District Court of Philadelphia, 1932; Cypriot Greek American; Served in WWI US Army (?), 7 months; Single; Seaman; CP 1933; Received Passport# 364830 on February 1, 1937 which listed his address as 310 South 12th Street, and 305 S. 11th Street, both Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Sailed February 6, 1937 aboard the Paris; Arrived in Spain on February 17, 1937; erved with the XV brigade, Lincoln BN; Jarama 7 days at front; transferred to Auto Park, worked various odd jobs in Tarazona and Albacete; Repatriated for health reasons 1938; Returned to the US on August 28, 1938 aboard the De Grasse, docked in Philadelphia; d. November 27, 1961, Athens, Greece, in his home.
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre (under Sakalis); Americans; RGASPI (under Sakalis), Cypriot (under Sakalis, Loucas); D. Paleologopoulos Greek Antifascist Volunteers in the Spanish Civil War (1936-39), Athens 1986; Steve Tsermegas and L. Tsirmirakes, No Pasaran. Greek Antifascist Volunteers in Spain, Athens 1987; L-W Tree Ancestry. Code A1
Photograph: Standing Demetrios Vrettos, Bill Nik, Loucas Sakalisis, Andreas Miltiadou, Antonis Theodoulou; Seated Panos Michailides, Apostolos Karagiannis, LT Evanthis Nicolaides, Mathios Argirakis; Greek Volunteers in Spain, Memorial Album, New York: Spartacus.