BiographyCorbin, Rudolph James (Rudy); b. January 10, 1913, New Westminster, British Columbia (born to American parents), to the US May 5, 1913; Married; Seaman (SUP); CP 1932, Maritime Workers Industrial Union 1931, Sailors Union of the Pacific 1932; Received Passport# 32968, San Francisco series, on January 5, 1938 which listed his address as 1705 Stevens Street, Seattle, Washington; Sailed January 15, 1938 aboard the Ile de France; Crossed the Pyrenees on January 25, 1938 via Massanet and arrived in Albacete on January 27, 1938; Served with the XV BDE, BDE Scouts until the unit was disbanded; Transferred to Lincoln-Washington BN, Co. 3 under Frank Bonetti; Served at The Retreats (Belchite) and the Ebro Offensive; WIA July 4, 1938 during a bombing in Falset while out of the lines during the Ebro; Returned to the US on October 25, 1938 aboard the Ile de France; WWII Merchant Marines, was Chief Mate on the SS Bucknell Victory at Okinawa when the vessel was attacked and severely damaged by a Kamikaze aircraft on May 9, 1945; d. April 18, 1996, Mill Valley, California.
Source: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Arrivals; Figueres List; RGASPI; Good Fight C; Harriman; Pacific NW.
Rudolph Corbin Interview, ALBA V 48-036, undated, Manny Harriman Video Oral History Collection; ALBA VIDEO 048; box number 23; folder number 3; Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, New York University.
Photograph: Rudolph J. Corbin, Brigade Scout, March 1938. The 15th International Brigade Photographic Unit Photograph Collection; ALBA Photo 11; ALBA Photo number 11-0967. Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012, New York University Libraries.