Mike Losik, Jr.

Recent Address: Salina, KS
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Family Info: Parents: MIchael and Julia; Wife: Betty; Children: Mike III, Julie, Patrick
Hometown: Farrell, PA
Date Entered Service:
Service Number: 06994827
Bomb Group: 462nd
Squadron: 771st
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Location of Unit: Walker Field, Piardoba, Kiunglai
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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.
Where You a POW?: Yes
POW Location: Russia
Where You a Interned?: Yes
Internment Location: Russia
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Post WWII 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.
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Comments: Mr. Losik passed away September 12, 2012. He is buried at All Saints Cemetery in Salina, KS.

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