BiographyLevine, Sidney. b. August 11 (16), 1911, Stanford, Connecticut; Graduated from De Anza Community College with an Associates degree in History; Joined the Marines and released due to being underage, later joined the US Army at request of CP and served in the 106th Regiment, 1934-37, Machinegunner, Rank Corporal; Single; Machinist and Seaman; CP 1933 (1934, unit organizer); Received Passport# 365092 on February 2, 1937 which listed his address as 174 East 43rd Street, Brooklyn, New York (177 E. 43rd Street, Brooklyn, New York); Sailed February 6, 1937 aboard the Paris; Arrived in Spain on February 13, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln BN, Co. 2, Section 1, Group 2; Post Pingarron Co. 1; Jarama (arrived at the front on the 26th of February); Injured in a truck accident April 23, 1937; OTS; Lincoln and Lincoln-Washington BN, Adjutant Commander MG Co. Brunete; Company Commander; Served in Brunete, Fuentes del Ebro; BDE Special MG Co., Company Commander; Rank Teniente; Served in Teruel and Ebro Offensive; Was sent to France for "political" work but returned during Retreats; Returned to the US on December 20, 1938 aboard the Ausonia; Levine returned to the US using the passport of Robert Lee Peters who was killed at Brunete; WWII US Army, Rank Corporal, Served as part of the Japanese Army of Occupation; d. July 1999, California (August 1996, Sunnyvale, CA).
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre; Pay; Voros-Jarama; RGASPI; USSDA; “Some Incidents of March 15th” Typewritten Manuscript prepared in 1937; Harriman, (obituary) The Volunteer, Volume 21, No. 3, Summer 1999, p. 20. Code A
Sidney Levine Interview, ALBA V 48-112, July 26, 1985, Manny Harriman Video Oral History Collection; ALBA VIDEO 048; box number 9; folder number 24; Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, New York University.
Photograph: Sidney Levine in Spain, RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 933.