Person - Keller, Fred Paul (1913-1993)

Keller, Fred Paul (1913-1993)




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Fechas de existencia:

New York  1913-06-04 - 1993


Fred Paul Keller Jr. was born on June 4, 1913 in New York City. He attended Columbia University and had prior military experience from Parochial Military School. He was single and worked as driver and building mechanic. He was a member of the American Labor Party since 1936 and Spanish Communist Party (PCE in Spanish).

He sailed on June 5, 1937 aboard the “Lancastria” and arrived in Spain on June 24, 1937. He served with the Machine Gun Company of the Lincoln-Washington Battalion of the 15th International Brigade as Commissar. He was promoted to commissar of the Mackenzie-Papineau Battalion for short period of time. He was at the Belchite and Fuentes de Ebro fronts. During the retreats he was captured and, in order to escape, he had to swim the Ebro three times.

Keller returned to the US on June 24, 1938 aboard the “Washington” and in the Second World War he served with the US Armed Forces.

Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939

Date of the event: 1936 - 1939






Lugar de Residencia:

Estados Unidos

Lugar de Nacimiento:

New York in 1913-06-04


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

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Catálogo Bibliotecario:

Jewish Virtual Library

Recurso web:

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