Csech

 

Sgt. Edward Richard Csech


Born: 19 May 1922 - Forest Park, Illinois

Parents: Paul Csech & Paulina Rayner-Csech

Siblings: 1 sister, 2 brothers

Hometown:

    - 828 Marengo Avenue - Forest Park, Illinois

Education:

    - School Mission House - Techny, Illinois

    - Proviso Township High School

        - Class of 1940

Inducted:

    - 16 October 1942

        - U. S. Army Air Corps

Serial Number: 16141338

Training: 

    - Lowery Field - Colorado

    - Myrtle Beach - North Carolina

        - wing gunner

Unit: 

    - 418th Bombardment Squadron, 100th Bomb Group (Heavy), 8th Air Force

        - 418th Bomb Squadron joined bomb group - 28 November 1943

Aircraft:

     - B-17

         - Plane Number: 42-31071

Engagements:

    - Bombing missions over Germany

Killed in Action:

    - 22 December 1943

        - Lost over North Sea returning from bombing mission over Munster, Germany

        - body of only one crew member was recovered

Memorial:

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

Medals: Purple Heart


 

 

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