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Edward Walter Cisek

Military

Shot down 9 April 1944 in B-24 #42-52432. Killed in Action (KIA).

Service

People

  • Bernard Jacobson

    Military | Flight Officer | Navigator | 458th Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 April 1944 in B-24 #42-52432. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Walter Kita

    Military | Flight Officer | Bombardier | 458th Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 April 1944 in B-24 #42-52432. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Byron Logie

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 458th Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 April 1944 in B-24 #42-52432. Landed in parachute near Venslev, East of Skælskør, Denmark. Evaded capture. Went to Copenhagen by taxi, stayed hidden there until departure by boat on 17 April to Malmö, Sweden. Contacted diplomatic corps and...

  • Thomas Murphy

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 April 1944 in B-24 #42-52432. Evaded. Escape & Evasion Report E&E 585.

  • George Reed

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 458th Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 April 1944 in B-24 #42-52432. Evaded (EVD). Escape & Evasion Report E&E 584 (NARA).

  • John Schramm

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 April 1944 in B-24 #42-52432. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Walter Scott

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 April 1944 in B-24 #42-52432. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Sidney Sheren

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 April 1944 in B-24 #42-52432. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Fred Stiles

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 April 1944 in B-24 #42-52432. Killed in Action (KIA).

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Units served with

  • 458th Bomb Group

    458th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 458th Bomb Group (H) entered combat with the 8th Air Force in February 1944. Based at Horsham St. Faith in England, the combat crews participated in the decisive Campaigns 'Big Week', 'Big B', D-Day and the assault on Germany's oil industry waged...

  • 755th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-52432

    B-24 Liberator
    On its way to the objective, Tutow, Germany, B24 #42-52432 and its formation reached Denmark. They met a high bank of clouds running North-South at 26,000ft. The order was given to spread out and fly through the clouds on a 90-degree course. Coming out...

Missions

Associated Place

  • Horsham St Faith

    Military site : airfield
    Horsham St Faith was an RAF Bomber Command Station opened in June 1940. It was home to Bristol Blenheim medium-bombers, and was for a time occupied by fighters, including those of No. 19 Squadron and No. 264 Squadron. From September 1942 the airfield...

Events

Event Location Date
Born New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA
Killed in Action (KIA) Venslev, Skælskør, Denmark 9 April 1944

Venslev, 8km East of Skælskør (35km SE of Slagelse), Denmark

Buried 11 April 1944

in the Svinø cemetery, 25km SE of Venslev, Denmark

Buried May 1948

American Temporary Cemetery in Neuville-en-Condroz, Belgium

Buried

Edward Cizek’s remains were brought back to the USA after the war. He rests at Arlington

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 May 2020 13:20:27 ED-BB Changes to events
Sources

MACR 3838
KU-1401 at https://catalog.archives.gov/search?q=KU-1401&f.ancestorNaIds=643795 (NARA)

Date Contributor Update
25 May 2020 10:19:54 ED-BB Changes to middlename, service number, role, biography, events, person associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

MACR 3838

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:08:38 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 3838 / MACR 3838 & Page 274 of the book LIBERAORS OVER NORWICH by Mackay, Bailry & Scorza, 2010, D790G4582010 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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