BiographyCrane, Philip (Rotter, Jacob/John; Phillip, Conway); b. March 21, 1910, NYC; 4 years college; Single; Student and Director of United Children's Organization, a CP children’s school; YCL 1930, Pioneers; Received Passport# 366424 which listed his address as 411 Hinsdale Street, Brooklyn, New York; Arrived in Spain March 17, 1937; Served with Transport; Noted as a poor element and recommended for deportation, Deserted with Abramofsky and Wallach November 14, 1937; Caught in Gestapo net and jailed in Albacete; Returned to the US on October 25, 1938 aboard the Ile de France.
Source: RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 849, ll. 5, Special List for Personnel Service, Deserters List of Those Now in Spain, January 16, 1938 (under Rotter, Jacob); USSDA. Code A