BiographyBrowne, William Warner Moore b. May 15, 1915, Birmingham, Alabama; 2 years college; Single; Welder’s helper; CP and YCL both 1933, YCL unit organizer; Received Passport# 413549 on May 15, 1937 which listed his address as Fairfield, Alabama, and 515 4th Court West, Birmingham, Alabama; Sailed May 29, 1937 aboard the Britannic; Arrived in Spain via Massanet on June 16, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Mackenzie-Papineau BN in Transmissions; Later Lincoln-Washington BN; Served at Fuentes del Ebro, Teruel, and The Retreats; Near Belchite at start of retreats, retreated from west of Gandesa by joining the Thaelmann battalion until they reached the Ebro; In May 1938 was again with the Mackenzie-Papineau; Ebro Offensive, Hill 481, Hill 666-671, final battle; Rank Cabo; Returned to the US on December 20, 1938 aboard the Ausonia; Pressroom mechanic after war; WWII Navy on the USS Louisville (CA-28), Petty Officer 2nd class; d. March 15, 1998 in Berkeley, California.
Source: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre; Figueres List; Inventory North Americans; Mac-Paps; Pay; XV BDE; RGASPI; Harriman, ALBA 48, #24, August 20, 1985. Code A
Warner Brown Interview, ALBA V 48-024, August 20, 1985, Manny Harriman Video Oral History Collection; ALBA VIDEO 048; box number 2; folder number 23; Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, New York University.
Photographs: William “Red” Brown, Transmiciones, Mackenzie-Papineau, May 1938. The 15th International Brigade Photographic Unit Photograph Collection; ALBA Photo 11; ALBA Photo number 11-0222. Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012, New York University Libraries; and Brown in Spain Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 868.