Person - Heisler, Gus (1911-1986)

Heisler, Gus (1911-1986)




Preferred form:

Heisler, Gus (1911-1986)

Fechas de existencia:

New York  1911-01-30 - New York  1986-12-31


Gus Heisler was born on January 30, 1911, in Manhattan, New York. His parents were immigrants born in Hungary and he had four siblings. He was single and worked as plumber and was a member of the Communist Party of the United States of America since 1932.

He sailed on February 17, 1937, aboard of the “President Roosevelt” and arrived in Spain on March 17, 1937. He served in the Washington Battalion of the 15th International Brigade as Machine Gunner in Jarama and Brunete. First, he was sent to Camp Lukács then to Tarazona. He also fought with 4th Group of the 35th Anglo-American Battery, in Teruel and Levante. He returned to the US on February 4, 1938, aboard the “President Harding”. He fought in the Second World War with the Armed Forces.

Heisler died on December 1986 in Queens, New York.

Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939

Date of the event: 1936 - 1939






Lugar de Residencia:

Estados Unidos

Lugar de Nacimiento:

New York in 1911-01-30

Lugar de Defunción:

New York in 1986-12-31


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

External Links

Catálogo Bibliotecario:

Jewish Virtual Library

Recurso web:

The volunteer


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