Person - Watt, George (1913-1994)

Watt, George (1913-1994)




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Watt, George (1913-1994)

Dates of existence/Biographical dates:

New York  1913-11-05 - Rhode Island (Estados Unidos)  1994-07-31


Watt, George was born on the 5th of November 1913 in New York. He attended to Brooklyn College, to the Cooper Union Institute of Technology and to the Arizona State University. He studied engineering from 1933 until 1935. He joined the Communist Party and the Young Communist League in 1932. He sailed from United States on the 24th of July 1937 aboard the "Britannic" and arrived in Spain on the 9th of August 1937. He served with the MacKenzie-Papineau Battalion of the 15th International Brigade as Party Secretary and Machine Gunner. He was wounded in action on the 13th of October 1937 in Fuentes de Ebro. He went to the Officers Training School and graduated on the 16th of February 1938. Then, he served in the Lincoln-Washington Battalion, where he was promoted to Battalion Commissar on the 8th of April 1938. He served also in the Retreats and in the Ebro Offensive. He returned to the United States on the 20th of December 1938 aboard the "Ausonia". He went to the Second World War with the United States Army Air Force as Bomber Crew Member. He died in July 1994 in Northport, Rhode Island.

Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939

Date of the event: 1936 - 1939







United States

Lugar de Nacimiento:

New York in 1913-11-05

Lugar de Defunción:

Rhode Island (Estados Unidos) in 1994-07-31


Martínez Reverte, Jorge. Guerreros y traidores: de la guerra de España a la Guerra Fría. 1ª ed. Jorge M. Reverte. Barcelona: Galaxia Gutenberg. 2014. 242 páginas. 978-84-672-5803-5 .

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