Merkel, Paul.


Merkel, Paul. b. October 4, 1902 Germany, German American; Jewish; Served in the German Army for 4 years during WWI; Cook and Seaman; CP of Germany 1918, Received Passport# 33123 on January 12, 1938 which listed his address as 849 6th Street, San Pedro, California; Sailed January 28, 1938 aboard the Lafayette; Arrived in Spain via Agullana on February 3, 1938; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln-Washington BN, Plaza Mayor, Cocina; Rank Cabo; Served at Retreats, (?), and Ebro Offensive; Returned to the US on December 20, 1938 aboard the Ausonia; d. November 2, 1976, San Pedro, California.
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Figueres List; Pay; RGASPI; L-W Tree Ancestry.
Photograph: Paul Merkel in Spain, RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 947.