Hardy, Philip Henry.


k-Hardy, Philip Henry b. July 12, 1903, Nhewaka, Kansas; CP 1925; Received Passport# 33541, San Francisco series, on February 8, 1938 which listed his address as 3231 26th Avenue West, Seattle, Washington; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln-Washington BN, Co. 3 (MG Co.); Rank Soldado; Arrived in Spain via Massanet on March 6, 1938; Believed captured and executed September 7, 1938, Sierra Caballs, Ebro Offensive; USDDA includes sworn statement by Gerald Cook, William G. Wheeler and Herman Klein:

“We. The undersigned certify that the men named below were members of the third company of the Lincoln Battalion in Spain and were captured by the Franco forces on the 7th day of September, 1938, on the sector of Corbera. We know these facts to be true as we witnessed the entire affair, having been members of the same unit and barely escaping ourselves after having been completely surrounded. These men are: Irving Rifkin, James Pearce, Jack Arnold, Pat Garafalo, Wilbur Wheeler, Thomas (?) Hardy, Sam Grossner, William Miller, Leonard Holtzclaw.”

Sources: Scope of Soviet Activity; Figueres List; Pay; RGASPI; (sworn statement) USSDA 2:0865, 59:0211. Code A