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AS Frank J Kijek

AS Frank J Kijek

Birth
Death 7 Feb 1943
At Sea
Burial Coton, South Cambridgeshire District, Cambridgeshire, England
Plot Tablets of the Missing
Memorial ID 56291333 · View Source
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Having actually gone "Missing" on the above date, he was not officially declared by the military as being dead until February 8, 1944, 1 year and 1 day after he went missing as was the custom.

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Son of Mrs. Anna Kijek who resided in Stamford, Connecticut.

Frank served as a Apprentice Seaman, S.S. Henry R. Mallory, U.S. Navy during World War II.

He resided in Fairfield County, Connecticut prior to the war.

The Henry R. Mallory, while in a convoy, was hit by one torpedo launched from German submarine U-402 southwest of Iceland and sank during the war. The ship lost 48 crewmen, 15 armed guards, and 208 passengers.

Frank was declared "Missing In Action" from the Henry R. Mallory.

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 2073863

Frank's brother, Benjamin Stanley Kijek, was also declared "Missing In Action" during the war while on the U.S.S. Juneau.

Bio by: Russ Pickett


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  • Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56291333
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for AS Frank J Kijek (unknown–7 Feb 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56291333, citing Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial, Coton, South Cambridgeshire District, Cambridgeshire, England ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .