Person - Wheeler, William J. (1910-1998)

Wheeler, William J. (1910-1998)

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Person

Preferred form:

Wheeler, William J. (1910-1998)Other forms

Fechas de existencia:

Filadelfia (Pensilvania, Estados Unidos)  1910-03-15 - Georgia (Estados Unidos)  1998-12-28

History:

Wheeler, William J. was born on the 15th of March 1910 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He studied during 2 years correspondence courses from New York State College of Agriculture. He worked as Farmhand on family farm and Truck driver. He joined the Communist Party in November 1934 and the International Labor Defense in 1934. He sailed from the United States on the 26th of December 1936 aboard the "Normandie" and arrived in Spain on the 3rd of January 1937. He served with the 15th International Brigade as a Section Leader in the Section 1 of the Company 1 of the Lincoln Battalion. He was wounded at Jarama. He went to the Officer Training School. Then, he went with the Company 1 of the MacKenzie-Papineau Battalion as Company Commander. He returned to United States in November 1937 for a speaking tour, then back to Spain on the 29th of May 1938. He was one of the seven volunteers that returned to Spain for a second tour of duty. He went with the Company 4 of the Lincoln-Washington Battalion as lieutenant. He returned to the United States on the 20th of December 1938 aboard the "Ausonia". He went to the Second World War with the US Navy in the North Atlantic as Motor Machinist Mate 2nd Class. He died on the 28th of December 1998 in Athens, Georgia.

Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939

Date of the event: 1936 - 1939

 

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Brigadistas

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Estados Unidos

Lugar de Nacimiento:

Filadelfia (Pensilvania, Estados Unidos) in 1910-03-15

Lugar de Defunción:

Georgia (Estados Unidos) in 1998-12-28

Sources

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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