BiographyNeef, Oscar Christian b. August 24, 1905, Chicago, Illinois; Single; Seaman; IWW 1928; Received Passport# 472253 on August 23, 1937 which listed his address as 1826 Summerdole Avenue, Chicago, Illinois; Sailed September 1, 1937 aboard the Aquitania; Arrived in Spain via Massanet on September 14, 1937; Served with an unidentified unit likely within the XV BDE, WIA; He was still in the hospital awaiting repatriation in October 1938; Returned to the US on November 2, 1938 aboard the Paris; d. March 1959, buried in Woodlands Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Figueres List; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 953, ll. 4-6; Matt White "Wobblies in the Spanish Civil War," ASR (Anarcho-Syndicalist Review), 42/3,Winter 2005-6, p 44; L-W Tree Ancestry. Code A
Photograph: Oscar C. Neef from his Seaman’s Protection Certificate application, L-W Tree Ancestry.