BiographyCarbonell Cuevas, Víctor Antonio (Cuebas); b. November 23, 1916, Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico; Puerto Rican; Father Luciano Federico (don Fédere) Carbonell y Pérez, mother Elisa Cuevas Vda. Carbonell; Two years studying Engineering and Agronomy at the College of Engineering and Agriculture of Puerto Rico; Prior service with the 296th Infantry in 1935, Rank Cabo; Single; Student; Received Passport# 13171, Puerto Rican series, on July 21, 1937 which listed his address as Calle Carbonell 74, Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico; Federación Nacional de Estudiantes (FNE), FNU; Sailed August 14, 1937 aboard the Champlain; Arrived in Spain August 27, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Mackenzie-Papineau Battalion, MG Co., Interpreter; Rank Soldado; Served at Fuentes de Ebro, Teruel, Albalate, Belchite, Hijar, Alcañiz, Gandesa, and Mora de Ebro; WIA at Fuentes de Ebro and Teruel; Returned to the US on September 3(10), 1938 aboard the Paris; Sailed for Puerto Rico on October 3, 1938 aboard the Borinquen; d. March 15, 1998, Guȧnica, Puerto Rico; Brother of Pablo and Jorge Carbonell.
Siblings: five sisters Laura Carbonell Cuevas, Elena Carbonell Cuevas, Josefina Carbonell Cuevas, Petra Carbonell Cuevas, Gabriela Carbonell Cuevas, three brothers Pablo Carbonell Cuevas, Federico Carbonell Cuevas, and Jorge Carbonell Cuevas.
Source: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; XV BDE; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 829, ll. 8-9; Opis 3, Delo 456, Opis 6, Delo 35; José Alejandro Ortiz Carrión and Teresita Torres Rivera, Voluntarios de la Libertad, Puertorriqueños en Defensa de la República Española 1936-1939; L-W Tree Ancestry. Code A
Photograph: Victor Carbonell, RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 849.