Biographyk-Caldarella, Michael Vincent b. July 28, 1897, San Francisco, California; Italian American; father Jon Caldarella (1864- 1914), mother Elizabeth Caldarella; Grammar school education; Prior military service in the US Army Medical Corps, PFC; Divorced; Railroad engineer, Seaman (ships officer); Received Passport# 453906 on June 29, 1937 which listed his address as 788 9th Avenue, San Francisco, California; Sailed July 3, 1937 aboard the Berengaria; Arrived in Spain via Setcases on July 18, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Mackenzie-Papineau BN; Killed in action March 17, 1938, Caspe, during the Retreats.
Source: Scope of Soviet Activity; Figueres List; Mac-Paps; XV BDE; RGASPI; USSDA 2:0434; Italian. Code A [had a seaman’s certificate issued 1934]
Photograph: Michael Caldarella, Passport Photograph, the same photograph appears under the caption "ship’s officer, West coast, M. E. B. A." in True Americans.