Pick, Robert Carl.

Biography

k-Pick, Robert Carl. b. February 6, 1916, NYC; Austrian American; father Dore Pick (?-1921); mother Paula Henrietta (Jacoby) Pick; YCL; Received Passport# 813 Vienna series on January 26, 1934 which listed his address as XIII Geylinggasse 5, Vienna, Austria337 East 14th Street, NYC; Sailed December 26, 1936 aboard the Normandie; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln BN, Co. 2; Pick was severely wounded while placing an aviation signal, Joe Streisand who was working alongside him was killed; d. February 28, 1937 in a hospital in Colemar from wounds; Lived in Switzerland from 1920-1925 and Austria from 1925 to 1936.
Sources: Scope of Soviet Activity; RGASPI; Daily Worker, May 21, 1937, p. 6; L-W Tree Ancestry. Code A
Photographs: Robert Carl Pick, NMU's The Pilot, "They Died That Democracy Might Live, July 2, 1937, p. 9.; and from his 1935 Application for Seaman’s Protection Certificate, L-W Tree Ancestry.