Phetterplace, Manch Oral.

Biography

k-Phetteplace, Manch Oral. b. August 29, 1899, Cripple Creek, Colorado; father Don Phetteplace (1874-1955); mother Virginia “Vergie” Anne (Whitney) Phetteplace (1879- 1938); Attended San Bernardino Valley Junior College; Single; Surveyor, Civil engineer and Student; CP 1933; Received Passport# 30974, San Francisco series, on August 7, 1937 which listed his address as 1335 Birch Street, San Bernadino, California; Sailed September 4, 1937 aboard the Champlain; Arrived in Spain via Massanet on September 16, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln-Washington BN; Rank Soldado; Killed in action March 10, 1938, Belchite, during the Retreats.
Siblings: brother Virgil Edward Phetteplace (1906-1953).
Sources: Scope of Soviet Activity; BN 58 Retreats; Cadre; Figueres List; L-W Tree Ancestry; Poem by Barney Baley dedicated to Phetteplace in, Hand Grenades. Code A
Photograph: Manch Phetteplace, photograph from The San Bernadino County Sun, July 14, 1938, p. 13.; and detail from Californian Group, ALBA 11-1021