Raacke, Peter Ferdinand Edward.

Biography

Raacke, Peter Ferdinand Edward. b. March 29, 1908, St. Louis, Missouri; POW; Bartender and Tavern owner; Sailed January 19, 1938 aboard the President Roosevelt; Arrived in Spain via Espolla on January 31, 1938;Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln- Washington BN; Rank Soldado; Reported MIA near Gandesa, during the Retreats; Captured; Exchanged April 22, 1939; Returned to the US on May 6, 1939 aboard the President Harding; During Prohibition worked as a bootlegger, was nearly blind in his left eye.
Sources: BN 58 Retreats; Figueres List; POW; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 967, ll. 1; Code A
Photograph: Peter Raacke. Photograph from newspaper clipping.