|Death: ||Dec. 1, 1943|
Rangoon, Myanmar (Burma)
SSGT, 493 AAF BOMB SQ, 7 BOMB GP WORLD WAR II
He was a gunner on B-24J #42-73159, nicknamed 'Tough Baba', serving with the 10th Air Force. They were part of a formation of B-24s on a bombing mission to Insein, Burma, near Rangoon. Fierce enemy opposition of anti-aircraft fire and fighter planes was encountered. Before reaching the target the plane was hit by A-A and the right wing was smoking badly as the ship dropped and slid off in a banking turn to the right. Between eight and ten enemy fighters began attacking the disabled ship. The plane dropped about 3000-6000 feet before bursting into flames and exploding.
Cieslak was from Chicago, Illinois. His wife was Helen J Cieslak.
Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery
St. Louis County
Plot: SECTION 79 SITE 449C-E
Created by: ShaneO
Record added: Aug 25, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 41119242
Thank you for your great sacrifice in preserving our country's freedoms. I will honor you in the only way that I can . . . by remembering you always. May you rest in peace.|
Charles A. Lewis
Added: Mar. 2, 2011