Kurtz, Sidney.

Biography

Kurtz, Sidney (Kurt, Sidney); b. August 22, 1911, NYC; Jewish; Married; Writer; CP July 1936; Received Passport# 367627 on February 17, 1937 which listed his address as 215 2nd Avenue, NYC; Sailed March 10, 1937 aboard the Queen Mary; Arrived in Spain on March 17, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Washington BN, Co. 2, Section 1; Served at Jarama then transferred to the Voice of Spain Radio Broadcast; Returned to the US July 31, 1938 aboard the Britannic;  WWII US Army Air Corps, 7th Bomber Group, 493rd Bomber Squadron, Gunner on B-24 #42-73059,Staff Sergeant, KIA November 14, 1943, Mandalay, Burma, Killed in the crash of his aircraft after his plane was shot down after a bombing raid on the town of Pakokku; PTO, after the war his remains were reinterred in the Raleigh, North Carolina National Cemetery he is interred with 2nd LT Theodore F. Young and Robert P. Tucker.
Source: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre; Washington; Daily Worker, October 20, 1938, p. 2, VALB File Cards; Find-a-Grave 3274718.  Code A
Photograph: Sidney Kurtz in Spain, RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 927.