Dorland, Norman Edward.

Biography

Dorland, Norman Edward, Jr. b. August 5, 1912, St. Paul, Minnesota; POW; Mother Doris Fales Dorland, Brother George Lincoln Dorland; Attended Riverside High School, Hudson, New York; Single; Engineer and Seaman; CP 1936 and Spanish CP October 1937; Received Passport# 25001, San Francisco series, on February 26, 1937 which listed his address as 58 Commercial Street, Granite Falls, Minnesota, and Kerr Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee; Sailed March 17, 1937 aboard the President Roosevelt; Arrived in Spain on May 15, 1937; Trained with the 2nd BN of Instruction; Served with the XV BDE, Washington BN, Co. 4, Section 3; WIA at Brunete; Attended OTS; Sent to Tarazona as a trainer; Became Adjutant to Major Johnson at the base; Returned to the BDE during the Retreats; Serving in 35th Division Sanidad; Captured March 12, 1938, Lecera; Exchanged October 8, 1938; Returned to the US on October 18, 1938 aboard the Queen Mary; WWII Merchant Marine, Murmansk Run, awarded three decorations; d. July 1964 in an Auto accident, buried Park Cemetery, Carthage, Jasper County, Missouri,
Source: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre; Washington; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 546, ll. 71 (fiche); USSDA 2:0501, 53:0822; POW; Find-a-Grave#104816418. Code A
Photographs: Lillian Armstad, nurse and Norman Dorland, 35th Division Sanidad, February 1938. The 15th International Brigade Photographic Unit Photograph Collection ; ALBA Photo 11; ALBA Photo number 11-1022. Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012, New York University Libraries; and from his 1935 Application for Seaman’s Protection Certificate, L-W Tree Ancestry.