BiographyCrosby, Paul Sidney b. March 28 (29), 1911, North Platte, Nebraska; Father Charles H. Crosby, mother May McEvoy Crosby; Single (divorced); Hotel Worker; Received Passport# 477788 on September 23, 1937 which listed his address as 94 LaSalle Place, Louisville, Kentucky; Sailed October 2, 1937 aboard the Georgic; Arrived in Spain via Espolla on October 15, 1937; Second Base Instruction October 21 to December 28th; 35th Anglo American Artillery Battery December 29 to February 10, 1938; Czech Anti Aircraft Battery February 11 to March 22nd; 45th Division Artillery March 26th to April 30th; Last unit XV BDE, Lincoln-Washington BN, Co. 3; May 1, 1938 to July 28, 1938; Rank Soldado; WIA July 27, 1938 through both elbows by a sniper; Was in hospitals Barcelona No. 2 and Mataro No. 7 until his repatriation; Returned to the US on December 20, 1938 aboard the Ausonia; d. January 17, 1939, Jefferson, Kentucky; Death listed as being from pneumonia complicated by war wounds, buried at Saint Michael Cemtery, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky.
Source: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Figueres List; Pay; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 877; L-W Tree Ancestry; Find-a-Grave#123044008. Code A