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Mike Losik, Jr.
Recent Address:   Salina, KS
Family Information:   Parents: MIchael and Julia; Wife: Betty; Children: Mike III, Julie, Patrick
Hometown:   Farrell, PA
Date Entered Service:    
Service Number:  
Bomb Group:   462nd
Squadron:   771st
Location of Unit:   Walker Field, Piardoba, Kiunglai
Missions Flown:    
Hump Missions Flown:    
Service Schools Attended:    
Military Specialty(ies):    
Rank Upon Discharge:    
Crew Type:   Flight crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name:   42-6256 "Ramp Tramp". This plane was forced down by the Russians and Mike and the rest of the Jarrell crew were held prisoner from July 1944 until February 1945.
Were you a POW?   Yes
If so, where?   Russia
Were you interned?   Yes
If so, where?   Russia
Date Transferred from the 58th:    
Date Discharged from the 58th:    
Post-WWII Military Service:
He was shot down and held prisoner of war for more than a year in a Russian camp before escaping and rescue from the Red Cross. Once back in the United States, Mike was assigned administrative positions during his remaining years in the Air Force.
Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):

Mike worked in the insurance industry for a while, then he became a Salina city commissioner in 1971. He also founded Crown Builders, a residential foundation and building company. He ended his worked career at Walmart.

Mr. Losik passed away September 12, 2012. He is buried at All Saints Cemetery in Salina, KS.


Mike Losik
Mike Losik


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