Wheeler, Wilbur LaPoint.


k-Wheeler, Wilbur LaPoint b. June 8, XXXX, Uniontown, Pennsylvania; 15 years prior military service in the US Army, joined in 1919; Married, Driver; No political affiliation; Received Passport# 33332, San Francisco series, on January 21, 1938 which listed his address as 214 1st Street South, Seattle, Washington; Sailed to Europe aboard the Antonia; Arrived in Spain via Espolla on February 28, 1938; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln-Washington BN, Co. 3; Rank Cabo; Believed captured and executed on September 7, 1938, Sierra Caballs, Ebro; USDDA includes a sworn statement by Gerald Cook, William G. Wheeler and Herman Klein:
“We. The undersigned certify that the men named below were members of the third company of the Lincoln Battalion in Spain and were captured by the Franco forces on the 7th day of September, 1938, on the sector of Corbera. We know these facts to be true as we witnessed the entire affair, having been members of the same unit and barely escaping ourselves after having been completely surrounded. These men are: Irving Rifkin, James Pearce, Jack Arnold, Pat Garafalo, Wilbur Wheeler, Thomas Hardy, Sam Grossner, William Miller, Leonard Holtzclaw.”
Sources: Scope of Soviet Activity; Figueres List; RGASPI; Pacific NW; (sworn statement), USSDA 2:0865, 59:0211. Code A
Photograph: Wilbur Wheeler, RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 1011.