Gurko, Maurice.

Biography

Gurko, Maurice (Morris Gurkow); b. October 18, 1911, Chicago, Illinois, Jewish; POW; Single; Passport# 488213 on December 7, 1937 which listed his address as 2145 West Cremak Road, Chicago, Illinois; Sailed January 12, 1938 aboard the Aquitania; Arrived in Spain via Massanet on January 23, 1938; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln- Washington BN; Captured April 3, 1938, Gandesa, Retreats; Exchanged April 22, 1939; Returned to the US on May 10, 1939 aboard the Ile de France; WWII US Army; d. November 3, 1973.
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Figueres List; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 904, ll. 21-23; USSDA 2:0615, 55:0282; POW; L-W Tree Ancestry. Code A