Daduk, Steven.

Biography

Daduk, Steven (Daduk, Samuel); b. March 10, 1910 (1912); Brooklyn, New York; Pilot; 2 years prior military service; Engineer and Mechanic; CP 1934; Received Passport# 346856 on October 2, 1936 which listed his address as 2357 64th Street, Brooklyn, New York; Arrived in Spain on October 10, 1936; Claimed service as a pilot and in earlier formations of the IB; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln BN, initially commanded the 2nd company, but moved up to Adjutant when Merriman was promoted; Merriman reported that Daduk suffered an apparent nervous breakdown before he went into action; Repatriated political; Returned to the US on July 1, 1937 aboard the Champlain; d. October 10, 1986, Brooklyn, New York; Daduk spoke extensively at fund raisers for the FALB. Code A
Source: Scope of Soviet Activity; Americans; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 849, ll 20, List of American Comrades that have been Repatriated as per October 15 1937; RS Allen; L-W Tree Ancestry.