Rogers, Robert Bruce.

Biography

Rogers, Robert Bruce. b. April 13, 1907, Girard, Kansas; father Bruce Rogers deceased, mother Lalla (Wilkison) Rogers; Self-educated; Married; Artist; CP February 1938, United American Artists CIO, UOPWA local 60; Received Passport# 499606 on February 24, 1938 which listed his address as 53 Irving Place, NYC; Arrived in Spain via Massanet on August 24, 1938; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln-Washington BN, CO Served at Ebro Offensive in front lines from September 22-23, 1938; WIA on September 23, 1938, hit in the abdomen, he was in hospital at Reus overnight, then Sabadell for one week, and Vich for a little more than six weeks; Returned to the US on December 20, 1938 aboard the Ausonia; WWII US Army; d. November 5, 1981, Bishop, California; Likely the last arriving American volunteer to see action in the war.
Sources: Scope of Soviet Activity; Figueres List; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 974, ll. 48-54. Code A
Photograph: Robert Rogers in Spain carnet photograph, RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 974.