Somers, Steve.

Biography

Somers, Steve. b. September 15, 1895; Attended Ohio University, studied Biochemistry for 2 years; WWI US Army, 82nd Field Artillery, 1917-21, rank SGT; Single; Laboratory Technician and Bio-Chemist; CP 1937; Received Passport# 478376 on September 28, 1937 which listed his address as 127 Leslie Street, Newark, New Jersey, and 431 Lulas Avenue, Los Angeles, California (4450 Denison Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio); Sailed October 9, 1937 aboard the Vollendam; Arrived in Spain on October 24, 1937; Served with the XV Brigade, Instruction Battalion; 35th Battery, 4th Grupo, later with 129th Brigade Anti-tank unit; Observer; Served at Teruel and Levante; Returned to the US on February 4, 1939 aboard the President Harding.
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre; RGASPI.
Photograph: Steve Somers in Spain, RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 992.