Person - Anderson, Melvin (1910-1993)

Anderson, Melvin (1910-1993)




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Dates of existence/Biographical dates:

Michigan (Estados Unidos)  1910-02-10 - 1993-06-08


Melvin Anderson was born on February 10, 1910, in Escanaba, Michigan. There are doubts about the day of birth because some considers that it was born on February 8, 1910. He was educated only until the 8th grade that is why he was part of Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), which was a state program of employment assistance for young Americans, created during the administration of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, in March 1933. It was part of the New Deal plan created to combat poverty and unemployment during the economic crisis called the Great Depression.

Sailed January 28, 1937 aboard the “Aquitania” and arrived in Spain on February 11, 1937. He entered the International Brigade and served with Lincoln Battalion of the 15th International Brigade in Jarama and in the Lincoln-Washington Battalion in Belchite and Fuentes de Ebro.

He returned to the US on December 31, 1938 aboard the “President Harding”. He was active as Merchant Marine US Army during the Second World War, that is, the men of the US Merchant Marine.

Anderson died on June 8, 1993, in Santa Clara, California, and was buried in Forest Hill Cemetery, Milaca, Mille Lacs County, Minnesota.

Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939

Date of the event: 1936 - 1939







United States

Lugar de Nacimiento:

Michigan (Estados Unidos) in 1910-02-10

Lugar de Defunci¿n:

California (Estados Unidos) in 1993-06-08



Martínez Reverte, Jorge (2014), Martínez Reverte, Jorge, Guerrilleros y traidores. De la guerra de España a la guerra fría. Madrid, Círculo de Lectores, 2014

Related Authorities

Brigadas Internacionales (España)

Associative relations :

Abraham Lincoln Battalion  ( He/She is a member of )

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