Nusser, Charlie.


Nusser, Charlie b. September 12, 1914, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; South Hills High School, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania; Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), Camp Penna; Single; Union Organizer; CP 1934; Received Passport# 363451 on January 23, 1937 which listed his address as 4 (7) Duncan Way, East Carnegie, and Pittsburgh both Pennsylvania; Sailed February 6, 1937 aboard the Paris; Arrived in Spain on February 14, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln BN, Co. 2, Section 2, Group 2 (arrived on 26 February); Post Pingarron Moved to Estado Mayor as a staff officer; Then Co. 1; Served at Jarama and Brunete; Lincoln-Washington BN, Adjutant and later Commander Co. 1 (took command from Alec Miller after he was WIA at Quinto); Served at Quinto and Belchite; WIA a second time at Belchite; Repatriated to conform with policy; Returned to the US on October 16, 1937 aboard the De Grasse; Nusser did not turn in his Passport and later attempted to return to Spain but was turned back in Paris; Arrived back in the US on March 26, 1938 aboard the President Roosevelt; WWII US Army; d. November 10, 1993, NYC, cremated and his ashes were scattered in Spain.
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Lincoln; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 849, ll 25, List of American Comrades that have been Repatriated as per October 15 1937; Opis 6, Delo 956, ll. 47 Fiche; ALBA 084 Charles Nusser Papers. Code A
Photograph: Guadarma Mountains July 4, 1937, two days before the Brunete Offensive. (Standing l-r) Charlie Nusser, Larry Lustgarten; (Kneeling l-r) Dave Engels, Hy Stone. Photograph courtesy Nusser family; and unnamed German volunteer, Nusser and Ray Steele.