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John Alphonse Delehanty

John Alphonse


Delehanty, John Alphonse. (Alphonsus); b. May 21, 1915, Worchester, Massachusetts; Irish-American; Attended Cleveland College (night classes); Actor, Workers Alliance; CP and YCL 1936; Received passport# 39491 on April 21, 1937 which listed his address as 979 East 141st Street, Cleveland, Ohio; Sailed May 4, 1937 aboard the Berengaria; Arrived in Spain on May 25, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Washington BN, MG Co.;  Later to Artillery, 11th Regiment, 2nd Group, 14th Battery (John Brown Battery), 155mm Guns, Telephonist and Observer; Rank Soldado; Returned to the US on February 4, 1939 aboard the President Harding; WWII Merchant Marine, John Alphonse Delehanty was killed when the Mary Luckenbach was torpedoed on September 14, 1942 on the Murmask Run, the ship exploded killing all crew members.


Photograph: John Delehanty, C. Delehanty.

Source: Sail, SACB, Cadre, RA Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 879; Si Podolin, "Dely" The Volunteer, Volume 9, No. 1, American Merchant Marine at War, US Merchant Marine Casualties During World War II.



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John Alphons Delehanty in New York.
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