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36 Perimeter Rd., Bradley Int'l Airport,
Windsor Locks,CT 06096
N 41d 56' 512" W 72d 41' 36"  
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Nicholas Kisilitchak
 
Nicholas Kisilitchak, WWII
Nicholas Kisilitchak, WWII
 
 
Recent Address:   12210 E. Desert Cove Avenue, Scottsdale, AZ 85259
 
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Family Information:   Parents: Wassil and Mary; Wife: Donna; Children: Luanne, Kathleen; Siblings: Rose, Wassil, Mary, John
 
Hometown:   Hazelton, PA
 
Date Entered Service:   December 6 1940
 
Service Number:   O-550448
 
Bomb Group:   462nd
 
Squadron:   768th
 
Location of Unit:   Walker AFB, KS 9/26/43
 
Missions Flown:   31 combat, 232 combat hours
 
Hump Missions Flown:   13
 
Targets:   Yawata, Hankow, Palembang, Anshan, Formosa, Rangoon, Singapore, Omura, Bangkok, Mukden, Saigon, Okayama
 
Awards/Decorations:   Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Bronze Service Star - Asiatic Theater, Distinguished Unit Citations, China War Memorial Medal, WWII Victory Medal, American Defense Service Medal, American Theater Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal
 
Service Schools Attended:   B-17 School-Boeing Aircraft, Seattle, WA 1943; Air Mechanics School-AVN Inst., Kansas City, MO 1943; B-29 Flight Engineer School-Salina, KS Aug 1943
 
Military Specialty(ies):   MOS 1028-Aircraft Observer, Flight Engineer (VHB),
 
Rank Upon Discharge:   2nd Lieutenant
 
Crew Type:   Flight crew
 
Airplane Serial No.& Name:    
 
Were you a POW?   No
 
Were you interned?   No
 
Date Transferred from the 58th:   March 1, 1945
 
Date Discharged from the 58th:   November 14, 1945
 
Post-WWII Military Service:   Reserves: 1948-50 Hamilton AFB, CA; 1950 B-29 SAC Fairchild AFB, WA; 1951-52 RB36 Travis AFB SAC Flight Engr Maint Off; 1960 C-130 Travis AFB 1501 Maint; 1961 C-124 Travis AFB 1501 Maint; 1963-64 Instructor 9363rd Air Rescue Sq 86516t AFRRG, CONAC, Fort Miley, CA; 1962 C-135 Travis AFB 1501 Maint, C-141 60th MAW; 1968-69 C-5A 3rd Military Airlift Sqdn (RES) CAC, Travis AFB; 1970-71 MAC IG Ha, Scott AFB, IL; Retired Reserve Jun 19, 1972 as Lt. Col.
 
Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):
Technician, Ingersol Rand Company, San Francisco, CA, and Alemite Stewart Warner Corp, So. San Francisco, CA; Ford New Car Manager, Daly City, San Bruno and Sunnyvale, CA
 
Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:
Comments by daughter: He always put duty to country first in his life, and shared a great love of his fellow crew members -- his first family. He passed his technical knowledge and respect to his subordinates during his Reserve years. The value of camaraderie, intensity in work, compassion of fellow being, and high standards in every aspect of his life was modeled to his family, friends and neighbors.
 
Comments:

12/6/40 -- Enlisted Attch 62nd Sq. 36th Bomb Gp, Maxwell Field, AL; 1941-42 -- 62nd Sq 39th Bomb Gp, Geiger Field, Spokane, WA; 12th RCN Sq (H) 39th Bomb Gp & 402nd Sq (H), Davis Monthan, Tucson, AZ; 1943 -- Sheppard Field, TX; 8/1943 -- HQ Sq 331 STTEFTG, AAFTTE-SHAAF, Salina KS; 1943-44 -- 768th Bomb Sq (H) WAAF, Victoria, KS; 1945 -- 314 BW, Tinian, Mariana Islands.

Deceased on February 6, 1995, buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

 

Nick Kisilitchak, c.1994
Nick Kisilitchak, c.1994
 

 


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