BiographyPayne, Perley Baldwin, Jr. b. August 13, 1914, Campbell, California; Attended San Jose City College for 2 years; Single; Agricultural Worker, Cannery Worker and Truck Driver; YCL 1936 and CP February 1937; Received Passport# 33343, San Francisco series, on January 23, 1938 which listed his address as 80 Harrison Avenue, Campbell, California; Sailed February 2, 1938 aboard the Washington; Arrived in Spain via Agullana on February 20, 1938; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln-Washington BN, Co. 4; 15th Corps Sanidad; Lincoln-Washington BN, Machine gun Co.; XV BDE, Special MG Co. as a stretcher bearer; Last unit (July 1938) Lincoln-Washington BN, MG Co.; Rank Soldado; Served at the Ebro Offensive; Returned to the US on December 15, 1938 aboard the Paris; WWII US Navy, Honolulu, Rank Seaman 3rd Class; d. June 6, 2002, Santa Clara, California, buried in Los Gatos Memorial Park, San Jose, California; Wife Diana Evelyn Hauk Payne, sons James Thomas Payne and Richard Karl Payne.
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Figueres List; Pay; RGASPI; ALBA 258 Perley Baldwin Payne, Jr. Papers; Harrriman; (obit notice ) The Volunteer, Volume 24, No. 2, p. 6; (obituary notice) The Volunteer, Volume 24, No. 3, September 2002, p. 22; L-W Tree Ancestry; Find-a-Grave# 120605131. Code A
Perley Payne Interview, (Laverne Grell), ALBA V 48-071, undated, Manny Harriman Video Oral History Collection; ALBA VIDEO 048; box number 6; folder number 23; Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, New York University.
Photographs: Perley Baldwin Payne in Spain, RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 960; and from a group photograph of California volunteers taken on board the Paris.; Perley Payne, 1992, by Richard Bermack.