Cisek

 

2nd Lt. MAx Melvin Cisek


Born:  27 August 1919 - Chicago, Illinois

Parents: Joseph Cisek & Aniela Biernet-Cisek

Siblings: 4 sisters, 2 brothers 

    - grew up in Maywood, Illinois 

Hometown:

    - 105 North Englewood Avenue, Bellwood, Illinois

Education:

    - Proviso Township High School

         - Class of 1936

    - Illinois Institute of Technology

         - attended for two years

    - American Television Institute

         - received instruction on television and radio electronics

Occupation: Worked for Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad

Inducted:

    - 13 April 1942

        - U. S. Army Air Corps - Chicago, Illinois

            - enlisted as a private

            - attended Officers Candidate School

Serial Number: O&679365 

Training: 

    - Childress Field, Texas

        - bombardier 

Stationed:

    - 10 November 43 - Ridgwell, England -assigned to 534th Bomb Squadron

Unit: 

    - 534th Bomb Squadron, 381st Bomber Group (Heavy), 534th Bomb Squadron, 8th Air Force

Plane: White Tail II

   - Commanding Officer: Lt. Louis Canelake 

Bombing Missions:

    - 14 November 1943 - Knaben, Norway 

    -   5 December 1943 - Bois Colombes, France 

    - 20 November 1943 - Bremen, Germany

    - 13 December 1943 - Bremen, Germany 

    - 14 December 1943 - Bremen, Germany 

    - 20 December 1943 - Bremen, Germany 

Missing in Action:

    - plane lost over North Sea - 20 December 1943

    - left formation 50 miles from the English coast returning from mission 

    - crew never indicated they were having problems

    - entire crew lost at sea

Died: 

    - Declared Dead - 19 August 1945
Medals:

    - Purple Heart
    - Air Medal

Memorial:

     - Tablets of the Missing - Cambridge American Cemetery - Cambridge, England


 

 

 

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