BiographyZalon, Sol b. May 21, 1904, Russia; To the US 1921, Naturalized citizen, District Court of the US, NYC, June 6, 1927; Needles Trade and Seaman (NMU), went to sea at the age of 16; CP 1928; Received Passport# 366734 on February 11, 1937 which listed his address as 291 Crown Street, Brooklyn, New York; Sailed February 20, 1937 aboard the Ile de France; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln BN; Served at Jarama and Brunete (Villanueva de la Cañada), MG in Dennis Jordan’s Company; Released by the battalion; Repatriated to conform to policy; Returned to the US on October 16, 1937 aboard the De Grasse; WWII Merchant Marine; Continued to sail at least until 1952; d. November 1982, Brooklyn, New York, buried in Beth Israel Memorial Park, Woodbridge, NJ.
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Lincoln; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 849, ll 28, List of American Comrades that have been Repatriated as per October 15 1937; Opis 6, Delo 1018, ll. 33 (ver ar gen amer); USSDA 2:1061, 62:0099; L-W Tree Ancestry; Find-a-Grave# 19935910; Tamiment oral history (OH.001); Code A1
Photographs: Sol Zalon from his Application for a Seaman’s Certificate, 1927, and below in Spain, Family photograph.