BiographyAnderson, Melvin (Anderson, Sigward/Siguard); b. February 10 (08), 1910, Escanaba, Michigan; father Gust Anderson; Education through the 8th grade; Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC); Single; Laborer and Steel Worker; CP 1931; Received Passport# 4706, Chicago series, on January 5, 1937 which listed his address as Route 1, Box 224 Escanaba, Michigan, and 2207 East 75th Street, Chicago, Illinois; Sailed January 28, 1937 aboard the Aquitania; Arrived in Spain and entered the IB on February 11, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln BN, MG Co. and Lincoln-Washington BN Armory; Rank Sargento; Served at Jarama, Brunete, Belchite and the Ebro Offensive; Returned to the US on December 31, 1938 aboard the President Harding; WWII US Army and Merchant Marines; d. June 8, 1993, Santa Clara, California; Buried Forest Hill Cemetery, Milaca, Mille Lacs County, Minnesota.
Sibling: brother Raymond Anderson.
Source: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre; Americans; Lincoln; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 857, ll. 57-61;Voros-Jarama; Harriman; ARP Survey Response from Todd Anderson, L-W Tree Ancestry; Find-a-Grave#51728673. Code A
Melvin Anderson, Interview, ALBA V 48-008 (Mixed Materials), undated, Manny Harriman Video Oral History Collection; ALBA VIDEO 048; box number 1; folder number 23; Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, New York University.
Photographs: Mel Anderson in Spain Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 857. and below at Jarama kneeling on the left.; Melvin Anderson, by Richard Bermack.