Melvin Delos Cleek

Melvin Delos Cleek

Panhandle, Carson County, Texas, USA
Death 14 Jan 1945 (aged 21)
Burial Panhandle, Carson County, Texas, USA
Plot Sec 2 Lot 86 Sp 5
Memorial ID 52155657 · View Source
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PANHANDLE, Texas, Oct. 30 - Reburial services will be held here Wednesday for Lt. Melvin Delos Cleek, pilot of a Marauder bomber of the Ninth Air Force, who was killed Jan. 14, 1945, while on a mission during the Battle of the Bulge.

Cleek was a brother of H.E. Cleek of Dallas.

He volunteered for aviation training when he was seventeen, and began training at West Texas State College at Canyon. Cleek received his pilot's wings at Blackland Army Airfield at Waco. His awards include the Air Medal and Purple Heart, given posthumously. His mother, Mrs. Opal Cleek, lives in Panhandle.

Texas, Birth Certificates, 1903-1932
Name: Melvin Delas Cleek
Birth Date: 28 Sep 1923
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Panhandle, Carson, Texas, USA
Father: H H Cleek
Father Birth Place: Livingston, Tenn
Mother: Opal Carhart
Mother Birth Place: Panhandle, Texas
Mother Residence: Panhandle, Texas

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  • Created by: Edith Guynes Stanley
  • Added: 8 May 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 52155657
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Melvin Delos Cleek (28 Sep 1923–14 Jan 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 52155657, citing Panhandle Cemetery, Panhandle, Carson County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Edith Guynes Stanley (contributor 47114458) .