Rackley, Mildred.

Biography

Rackley, Mildred b. October 13, 1906, Carlsbad, New Mexico; AMB; father Jefferson Davis Rackley, mother Augusta Hardgrave Rackley; University of Texas 1925, University of New Mexico 1926-1927, Kunstgewerbe School, Hamburg, Germany 1930-1931; George Grosz School in New York 1934; Single; Artist (worked on the magazine Fight; CP 1935, Artists Union; Received Passport# 360731 on January 9, 1937 which listed her address as Taos, New Mexico and NYC; Sailed January 16, 1937; Arrived in Spain in January 1937; Served with the Medical Services as an interpreter and administrator; American Hospital Romeral, Administrator from February 15, 1937 to March 15, 1937, Tanancon March 15, to 31; Villa Paz April 1 to June 6, 1937, English Hospital Huete and Valdeganga, Administrator June 6 to November 3, 1937; Rank Teniente; Returned to the US on July 12, 1938 aboard the Aquitania; WWII worked in a California shipyard; d. November 1992; Lived on Mallorca before the war; Spoke English, Spanish, French, and German.
Siblings: brothers John, Franz and Max.
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 967, ll. 6-15 (includes autobiography in German); ALBA 097 Mildred Rackley Simon Papers; (obituary) The Volunteer, Volume 15, No. 2. Code A
Photographs: Mildred Rackley in Spain; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 967; Photograph from the Spartacus Educational.
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