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Elias (Ilya) Balagurchik


Kerhlicker, Anthony Peter and Elias Balagurchik

Balagurchik, Elias. (Ilya; Ylia); b. September 26, 1913, NYC; POW; Single; received passport# 44886 on June 22, 1937 which listed his address as 76 East 3rd Street, NYC; Sailed June 25, 1937 aboard the Ausonia; Served with the XV BDE, 59th, Served at Fuentes del Ebro; Lincoln-Washington BN; Transferred to BDE Sapper Company; Lincoln-Washington BN, rank Cabo, Served at Teruel and Retreats (2nd Belchite), reported MIA,  Captured March 10, 1938, Belchite, during the Retreats;  Exchanged April 22, 1939; Returned to the US on May 10, 1939 aboard the Ile de France (returned on a certificate of identity); WWII US Army, stateside service;  

Source: Sail, SACB, XB BDE, BN 58 Retreats, USSDA 2:0395, 52:0686; Pacific NW, Ancestry.

Photograph: Anthony Kerhlicker and Elias Balagurchick, Lincoln-Washington fortification, February 1938. The 15th International Brigade Photographic Unit Photograph Collection ; ALBA Photo 11; ALBA Photo number 11-1031. Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012, New York University Libraries.



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Last Name Balagurchik
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