Person - Lamb, Leonard (1910-1995)

Lamb, Leonard (1910-1995)




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1910-09-01 - 1995


Leonard Lamb was born on September 1, 1910, in Cleveland, Ohio. He graduated with a BA from Brooklyn College of the City College of New York. He worked as a school teacher. He became a member of the Communist Party of the United States of America (CPUSA) in 1935. He sailed on February 10, 1937, aboard the “Washington” and arrived in Spain on February 20, 1937. He served with the 15th International Brigade as Chief of Headquarters Staff in the Washington Battalion in Brunete. He served as commander in the Lincoln-Washington Battalion in Quinto and Teruel. In August 1938, when the Commander of the Lincoln-Washington Battalion in Belchite, Amelie, was wounded, he took over the command. He also was wounded, so Detro remained in charge of the battalion. His last unit was the Lincoln-Washington Battalion where he received the rank of Capitan. Apart from Brunete, Quinto, Belchite and Teruel, he also fought on the retreats and Ebro Offensive fronts. He returned to the US on December 20, 1938 aboard the “Ausonia” and died in 1995.

Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939

Date of the event: 1936 - 1939






Lugar de Residencia:

Estados Unidos


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

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Quinto de Ebro

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