Franco, Victor.

Biography

k-Franco, Victor (Dennis; birth name Haime Franco); b. January 28, 1904, Brusa, Turkey, to the US from Pireaus June 11, 1920, naturalized ; Attended City College of New York 3 years, 1 year at the Sorbonne; Prior service in the US Army 16th Regiment, Co. E stationed at Governor’s Island; Single; Garment worker, Local 22, Ladies Garment Worker’s Union; American Labor Party; Received Passport# 420484 on May 21, 1937 which listed his address as 33 Westminster Road, Brooklyn, New York; Sailed May 29, 1937 aboard the Britannic; Arrived in Spain via Massanet on June 13, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Mackenzie-Papineau BN; Listed as KIA October 13, 1937 at Fuentes del Ebro; State Department records indicate that he was imprisoned for desertion.
Sources: Scope of Soviet Activity; BN 58 Retreats; Figueres List; Mac-Paps; Americans and Canadians Killed in Spain Complete list to November 15, 1937 Killed in Spain Complete list to November 15, 1937; USSDA 2:0548, 54:0300. [photograph in USSDA] Code A1