BiographyBowers, Max Meicher (Bauers); b. July 28, 1914, Avilla, Montana; Father Bert Oliver Bowers (1885-1968), mother Emily Emma Melcher (1886-1925); Education High School 4 years; Single; Miner; CP 1936; Received Passport# 25693, San Francisco series, on March 18, 1937 which listed his address as 104 West Main Street, Green Valley, California, 2521 (2531) Santa Clara, Alameda, California, and San Francisco, California; Sailed March 31, 1937 aboard the Aquitania; Arrived in Spain on April 23, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Washington BN, Co. 3, Plana Mayor; Lincoln-Washington BN, Co. 3, LMG squad, at Quinto; Transferred to Auto Park; Last unit Lincoln-Washington BN, Co. 1; Returned to the US on December 20, 1938 aboard the Ausonia; Married Jesse Bowers (1919-1997) on February 1, 1941 in Yuma, Arizona; d. January 1, 1958, San Diego, California.
Siblings: sister Virginia Bowers (1912-?)
Source: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre; Inventory North Americans; Washington; XB BDE; RGASPI; Ancestry L-W Tree. Code A
Photographs: Max Bowers in Spain, Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 866; and below Bowers and unidentified, undated. The 15th International Brigade Photographic Unit Photograph Collection; ALBA Photo 11; ALBA Photo number 11-1432. Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012, New York University Libraries.