BiographyBloom, Maurice (Blum, Maurice); b. May 5, 1919, New Rochelle, New York; Single; Actor; CP 1937; Received Passport# 480449 in October 1937, which listed his address as 34 Van Gesser Avenue, New Rochelle, New York; Sailed October 20, 1937 aboard the Queen Mary; Arrived in Spain via Massanet on October 31, 1937; Enrolled in the IB on November 5, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln-Washington BN; Rank Soldado; Graduated from OTS January 1938, Lincoln-Washington BN; Reported Missing in action on March 13, 1938, Albalate or Alcaniz, during the Retreats; Deserted and sought help returning to the US from the American Consulate in Marsaille, France.
Source: Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre (under Blum, Maurice); Figueres List; Inventory North Americans; BN 58 Retreats; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 865, ll. 42; “Yanks Stranded in Spain War,” Schenectady Gazette, April 20, 1938, p. 5; “Score of Americans Stranded in Spain,” AP, Daily News (NYC), April 20, 1938, p. 287. Code A