I am trying to get information on my grandfather, Joesph M. Ciskowski. My late grandmother, his wife Evelyn, told me that he was in the Army Air Corps (8th Aircorps). Any information that you may have would be greatly appreciated. He is of Polish decent and was employeed with Merck Pharmaceuticals when he inlisted. Please Post any information or phone a@ (850) 832-4233. Thank You
to answer to your question, I have found this
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Bonners Ferry Herald, Thursday, December 19, 2002
Ciskowski, Joseph M. 85, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2002 in Bonners Ferry,
Idaho. He was born May 1, 1917 in Bridgeport, Conn. To polish immigrant
parents, Mary and Vincent Ciskowski.
He grew up in Chicago, IL excelled in school, went to the University of
Illinois and graduated with honors in chemical engineering.
While in college, he met Evelyn Taylor who was a nurse. They were married
shortly after his graduation in 1838. Joe went to work as a research chemist
for Merck Pharmaceutical in Rahway, NJ.
When WWII broke out, he enlisted in the Army Air Corps and became a troop
carrier plot in the 8th Air Force. He flew many missions in Europe.
After the war, he returned to New Jersey and continued his career with Merck.
He was instrumental in the discovery and development of many well-known
pharmaceutical and agricultural products.
He retired in 1979 and moved to Boundary County. His wife of many years,
Evelyn, passed away in 1984. A few years later, he met a Boundary County
native, Edith Robinson. They were married in 1988 and spent many happy years
Joe was a great scholar and a life-long lover of knowledge. He was a
champion of civil rights. He greatly appreciated the outdoors and loved hunting
and shooting. He was respected and loved by those who knew him.
He in turn felt the same about them.
He is survived by his wife, Edith; brother Adam; children Kathy, Terri and
Joe, and 5 grandchildren.
From Daily Illinois 22 august 1944 page 3 you have this :
"In recognition of his work with
a ninth troop carrier command unit
in the European theater of operations,
Joseph M. Ciskowski, Rantoul,
was promoted to the rank of
first lieutenant. He is a pilot on
one of the paratroop-hauling, glider-
towing C-47 planes of the 9th
unit and has been overseas since
early in 1943.
Lieutenant Ciskowski received
his B.S. degree in 1938 and his
M.S. degree in 1939."
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He was in one of these units difficult to tell more....
I hope these informations can help you, best regards from France