Sciarra, Philip Lugiano.

Biography

k-Sciarra, Philip Lugiano. b. May 22, 1915, Philadelphia, Pennsylvia (Chiyiva); Italian American; 4 years prior military service; Married; Seaman and Deck Engineer; CP 1935 (1936); Received Passport# 360342 on January 7, 1937 which listed his address as 27 West 15th Street, NYC (2541 South 10th Street, Philadelphia, PA); 23 years old; Sailed January 9, 1937 aboard the Lafayette; Served with the XV Brigade, Lincoln; Later to Auto Park and Lincoln-Washington Battalion; Rank Soldado; Served at Jarama WIA on February 26, 1937, returned to the front in April and was WIA on May 11, 1937; In June he was working in Elche Hospital; From hospital he transferred to the Auto Park and served in Brunete; Was in a series of hospitals, Arrested and sent to Albacete in January 1938 where he was imprisoned in the Guardia Nationale; an evaluation dated February 4, 1938 stated his health is not very good and was wearing a stomach belt, proposal was to transfer him to a hospital and then send him back to the front; Killed in action March 10, 1938, Belchite, during the Retreats.
Sources: Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre; Americans; Lincoln, Battalion 58 Retreats; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 984, ll. 1-5; USSDA 2:0909, 59:0883.
Photograph: Philip Sciarra from his 1936 Application for Seaman’s Protection Certificate, L-W Tree Ancestry.