Williams, Randall Arthur.

Biography

Williams, Randall Arthur (Eugene, Randolph); b. November 7, 1906, Leadville, Colorado; Single; Seaman; No party affiliation, Marine Cooks and Stewards of the Atlantic and Gulf; Received Passport# 4852575 on November 7, 1937 which listed his address as RFD #1, Box 15, Tacoma, Washington; Sailed November 25, 1937 aboard the Berengaria; Arrived in Spain via Massanet on December 6, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln-Washington BN; Rank Soldado; Reported MIA Retreats; Detained in Barcelona and transferred to Base at Albacete; Deserted March 28, 1938, sought assistance in returning to the US from the American Consul in Marsaille, France; Returned to the US on June 18, 1938 aboard the President Roosevelt; d. September 25, 1988 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; BN 58 Retreats; Figueres List; RGASPI (under Randall, Arthur Williams) Opis 6, Delo 967, ll. 44-52; Opis 6, Delo 1014, ll. 29 (ver arch gen amer); “Yanks Stranded in Spain War,” Schenectady Gazette, April 20, 1938, p. 5; “Score of Americans Stranded in Spain,” AP, Daily News (NYC), April 20, 1938, p. 287. Code A
Photographs: Randall Williams, both from RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 967.