Slipyan, Samuel.

Biography

Slipyan, Samuel. b. December 3, 1907, NYC; Single; Mechanic’s helper; No political affiliation, joined Spanish CP; Received Passport# 369576 on February 25, 1937 which listed his address as 945 East 181st Street, NYC; Sailed April 21, 1937 aboard the Queen Mary; Arrived in Spain on May 3, 1937; Served with the XV Brigade, Washington Battalion, Co. 1, Section 3; Lincoln-Washington Battalion; Served at Jarama and Brunete until WIA July 25, 1937; Artillery school Almansa January 1938 to February 1, 1938; Transferred February 1, 1938 to Defensa Contra Aviación (DECA) attached to Fuerces del Airt, International Anti-Aircraft Battery 14, the German Dimitrov Battery Estado Mayor; Rank Soldado; Served at BruneteTeruel, Huesca, Retreats, and Levante; WIA July 25, 1937 Brunete, hit in hips during a patrol action, in hospital Palace Hosptal July 25, 1937 to September 1, 1937, Castellejo September 1 to November 10, 1937, Orihuelo December 14 to Decemer 26, 1937; Returned to the US on February 4, 1939 aboard the President Harding; WWII Armed Forces; d. May 18, 1988.
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre (lined out); Washington; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 990, ll. 28-34. Yanks in the Dimitrov Battery, standing Sam Slipyan, Conlon Nancarrow, Ed Lending, Charles Simpson (?), Delmer Berg, Norman Schmidt, kneeling two Spanish Chauffers, Ed Lending Collection.
Photograph: Yanks in the Dimitrov Battery, standing Sam Slipyan, Conlon Nancarrow, Ed Lending, Charles Simpson (?), Delmer Berg, Norman Schmidt, kneeling two Spanish Chauffers, Ed Lending Collection.