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Nicholas Kisilitchak
Nicholas Kisilitchak, WWII
Nicholas Kisilitchak, WWII
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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.

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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