Kutlesa, Steve Barnett.

Biography

Kutlesa, Steve Barnett (Steve Stipe; Stefan); b. July 10, 1894, Gornji Vinjani, Croatia, to the US in 1913; Croatian American; Machinist and Miner; CP, visited the USSR in 1935; Received Passport# 241342 on September 24, 1935 which listed his address as 974 East 76th, Cleveland, Ohio; Sailed March 10, 1937 aboard the Washington; Served with the XV BDE, Dimitrov and George Washington BNs; Chauffeur for Vladimir Copic; Repatriated for political work among Yugoslavians; Returned to the US on September 12, 1938 aboard the Ausonia; d. February 1984, San Pedro, California.
Source: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Americans; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 849, ll  23, List of American Comrades that have been Repatriated as per October 15 1937;  Opis 6, Delo 1527, ll. 60 (in Cyrillic #580, states repatriated January 1938);South Slav; Spisak, in Spanija, 5 : 539.