Pappas, Michael Anthony

Biography

Pappas, Michael Anthony “Nick”. (ΠΑΠΠΑΣ, ΝΙΚΟΣ; Mike; Papadopullo, Michael; Papadopullo, Micheal A.) b. June 8, 1913, Boston (Watertown); Massachusetts; Greek American; Attended Waterton, High School; Prior military service in the US Army, Massachusetts National Guard, 26th Yankee Division, Headquarters Company 1929-31; Single; Furrier; YCL 1931; Received Passport# 151455 on October 20, 1934 which listed his address as 502 West 176th Street, NYC; Sailed February 10, 1937 aboard the Washington; Arrived in Spain on February 19, 1937; Attended OTS then served with the XV BDE, Washington BN, MG Co., Section 3, Section Leader; Lincoln-Washington BN, MG Co., Plana Mayor; Quinto and Belchite, after Aragon to Base as an instructor, Returned to Lincoln-Washington during the Retreats; Commander MG Co., Last unit Plaza Mayor; Rank Teniente; Returned to the US on September 26, 1938 aboard the Normandie; WWII US Army; d. January 1997, Los Angeles,California; brother of Phillip Pappas and cousin of John Hagileou.
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Pay; Washington; RGASPI; Greek; Good Fight A; Paleologopoulos Greek Antifascist Volunteers in the Spanish Civil War (1936-39), Athens 1986; Steve Tsermegas and L. Tsirmirakes, No Pasaran. Greek Antifascist Volunteers in Spain, Athens 1987; (obituary) Myrna Oliver, D. “Nick Pappas, Furrier, Lincoln Brigade Veteran, “ Los Angeles Times, January 30, 1997; L-W Tree Ancestry. Code A