Martinelli, William.

Biography

Martinelli, William. b. January 21, 1903, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Italian American; Seaman; CP September 1937; Single; Seaman (NMU); CP 1936; Received Passport# 473715 on August 27, 1937 which listed his address as 474 West 23rd Street, NYC and 1923 West Allegheny Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; 35 years old; Sailed September 1, 1937 aboard the Aquitania; Arrived in Spain via Massanet on September 14, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln-Washington BN; Rank Soldado October 7,1937; WIA in left leg on March 16, 1938 during the Retreats; In hospital from March 16-July 11, 1938; Transferred to the artillery, John Brown Battery from July 23, 1938- October 21, 1938; Returned to the US on February 4, 1939 aboard the President Harding; Recognized in orders of the day for February 20, 1938 for putting a machine gun nest out of action during the assault of the enemy held hill at Segura de los Baños; d. September 2, 1979, San Bernadino, California, buried in Victor Valley Memorial Park, Victorville, San Bernardino County, California; Wife Helen D. Martinelli.
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; BN 58 Retreats; Cadre; Figueres List; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 944; Italian; L-W Tree Ancestry; Find-a-Grave 18089252. Code A