2LT Victor J Petek

Death 10 Feb 1945 (aged 27–28)
Tinian, Northern Mariana Islands
Burial Brookfield, Waukesha County, Wisconsin, USA
Memorial ID 120593961 · View Source
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Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army Air Corps.

One of eleven crew members killed when B-29
Superfortress #42-65255 crashed on take-off
at Tinian Island.

Served with the 483rd Bomb Squadron, 505th
Bomb Group (VH), World War II.

Victor J. Petek Jr. , Born 1917 in Yugoslavia
the son of Victor & Karolina Petek,
immigrants from Yugoslavia, Brother of
Pauline Petek born in Milwaukee Wisconsin.

The crew lost were:

1st Lt. Edward J Quay, A/C Pilot
1st Lt. Richard W Mozack
2nd Lt. John F Lake
2nd Lt. Franklin I Peck
S/Sgt. Salvatore Valela
Sgt. Paul A Hughes
Sgt. Jack R Kemper
Sgt. John Krivonak
Sgt. Robert Walford LaPorte
Sgt. Don S Loyd

A memorial website may be viewed here:



Gravesite Details Entered the service from Wisconsin; ASN O-698337

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  • Created by: Tim Cook
  • Added: 20 Nov 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 120593961
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 2LT Victor J Petek (1917–10 Feb 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 120593961, citing Wisconsin Memorial Park, Brookfield, Waukesha County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by Tim Cook (contributor 46481904) .