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Csech, Sgt. Edward R.

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Sgt. Edward Richard Csech 
Born: 19 May 1922 – Forest Park, Illinois 
Parents: Paul Csech and 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 
Employment: Montgomery Ward Company – Chicago, Illinois
Selective Service Registration: 27 June 1942
Contact Person: Paul Csech – father
Married:
Son: 
– Michael 
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 the North Sea returning from a 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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