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SSGT Alfonse S Cieslak
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Birth: 1918
Illinois, USA
Death: Dec. 1, 1943
Rangoon, Myanmar (Burma)

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
Missouri, USA
Plot: SECTION 79 SITE 449C-E
Created by: ShaneO
Record added: Aug 25, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 41119242
SSGT Alfonse S Cieslak
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SSGT Alfonse S Cieslak
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Re-interred on 12/19/1949...Your service and sacrifice must never be forgotten.
- Eric Ackerman
 Added: Sep. 14, 2015
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

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