Bajza, Stephen.


Bajza, Stephen (Stephen Bazza; Stephan, Stefan Bayza), b. May 15, 1895, Slovakia; Naturalized U.S. Court Camp Shernani, Chilicote, Ohio, 1918; Slovakian or Yugoslavian American; WWI veteran with 8 years of unidentified prior military experience; Single; Automobile Mechanic; CP 1927, unit organizer; Received Passport# 366259 on February 9, 1937 which listed his address as 65-37 Canton Avenue, Detroit, Michigan; Sailed February 20, 1937 aboard the Ile de France; Arrived in Spain March 8, 1937; Trained with the 2nd BN of Instruction, Tarazona; Served with the Albacete Garage and later with the Artillery Battery of the 45th Division; Returned to the US on December 15, 1938 aboard the Paris; d. January 11, 1963, buried at Kingston Cemetery, Kingston, Tuscola County, Michigan.
Source: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre; Americans; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 542; Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 860; USSDA 2:0394, 52:0669; South Slav, L-W Tree Ancestry; Find-a-Grave# 109948504. Code A1