Veterans' Memorial Project

Calvin Charles Cyka

Elgin, IL

World War II

College: Commerce & Business Administration

Graduation Year: Attended 1943

Service Branch: Air Force

Rank: Flight Officer

Date of Birth: 09/08/1923

Date of Death: 03/10/1946

Officer Cyka died on Luzon of injuries received on March 9, 1946, in a vehicle accident. He went overseas soon after V-J Day, and was based at Clark Field near Manila as bombardier on a B-24 Liberator. He entered service in 1943 after attending the University of Illinois for one year. He had been in the Philippines since summer, 1945.

– taken from Illinois Alumni News, May, 1946

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