Cisek, 2nd Lt. Max M.

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2nd Lt. Max Melvin Cisek 
Born: 27 August 1919 – Chicago, Illinois
Parents: Joseph Cisek and Aniela Biernet-Cisek
Siblings: 4 sisters, 2 brothers
– grew up in Maywood, Illinois
Home:
– 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: Three Dimension Corporation – Chicago, Illinois
Selective Service Registration: 16 October 1940
Contact Person: Joseph Cisek – father
Residence: 39 South Twenty-first Avenue – Maywood, Illinois
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:
– the plane lost over the North Sea – 20 December 1943 
– left formation 50 miles from the English coast returning from the mission 
– the crew never indicated they were having problems 
– the 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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